Chattanooga Area Response Continues to Expand Its Feeding Operations

May 02, 2011 - 11:06 AM EDT
Lt. David Costellow
(270) 881-6510
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Chattanooga, TN - As demand continues to remain high in the aftermath of last week’s historic tornado outbreak, the Chattanooga Area Disaster response has made a call for more feeding units to meet the demand.  To date, we have served over 16,000 hot meals, over 20,000 snacks, over 25,000 beverages, and spiritual care to well over 1,000 people since disaster operations began last Thursday.  As we continue to search for new under-serviced areas, we continue to be amazed at the extent of this disaster.  

Today, the Salvation Army will be bringing in two extra mobile feeding units from Salvation Army units in Murfreesboro, TN and Danville, KY to help meet the widespread need for assistance.  Currently, the Salvation Army has 5 other mobile feeding units roaming and stationed in the following areas:
Hamilton County
Apison, TN Community- Apison Pike, Clouts Rd, 
Shepherd Road and in East Ridge around the Missionary Ridge community  
Dade County: Ingles in Trenton.  
Catoosa County: City Hall in Ringgold and roaming in the Cherokee Valley Rd area neighborhoods 
Bradley County: The Salvation Army Service Center on Inman Street and along Dalton Pike also traveling into various neighborhoods.  
If you are in need of assistance please call: 423-756-1023.  
As you can see, the demand for assistance remains high in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia.  We need your help!  First and foremost, we solicit your prayers for the tornado victims and relief workers.  We also remind you that there are a variety of ways in which they can donate monetarily to the relief effort.  Donors can:
  • call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (800- 725-2769)
  • visit our website:  
  • Text to give by texting the word “give” to 80888 a $10 donation will appear on your cell phone bill.  
For more information please contact: Lt. David Costellow at 270-881-6510.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to