Chattanooga Salvation Army Awards $142,000 in Tornado Aid

July 31, 2012 - 10:06 AM EDT
Kimberly Kyriakidis George
Kimberly_George@uss.salvatonarmy.org
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Chattanooga Salvation Army Awards $142,000 in Tornado Aid

Photo: Pictured left to right are Sergeant Ruthie Forgey, The Cleveland Corps Administrator, Soon to be home owner, Janet Randolph, and Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization Chair, Jim Pollier.  Ms. Randolph's home is one of five homes that will be rebuilt with this money and partnership with the Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization Members.

Cleveland, TN (July 30, 2012) – Over one year after the deadly tornados that swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army is still on the front-lines serving the unmet needs of storm survivors.  

On Wednesday, August 1st, The Salvation Army will present a check of $58,700.00 to the Bradley County Schools for assistance serving the Michigan Avenue Elementary and Blue Springs Elementary Schools.  The $58,700.00 will be used for gymnasium equipment for the Michigan Avenue Elementary School; the gym was destroyed by the 2011 Tornados. The money will also be used for the replacement of classroom supplies and resources for 30 classroom for the Blue Springs Elementary School; the entire school was destroyed.

On Thursday, August 2nd, The Salvation Army will present a check of $84,150.00 at the ground breaking ceremony of a home being rebuilt located at 1405 Lee Street SE.  The check will be presented at the 11:00 AM ground breaking ceremony to the chair of the Bradley County Long Term Recovery Organization, Jim Pollier.  

The Salvation Army began serving survivors immediately after the first tornado swept through the Southeast and continues to serve today!  Because The Salvation Army commits to spending 100% of the money raised for a disaster on that disaster, The Salvation Army is able to assist with long term recovery needs.  Though only $380,000.00 was raised locally, money poured into The Salvation Army’s territorial offices allowing the local Salvation Army to commit to $1.5 million dollars for the April 2011 Tornado Relief efforts.

To volunteer or to donate with ongoing assistance please visit www.csarmy.org, call 1-800-Sal-Army, or mail in a monetary donation to 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403.  For more information please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing, at 423-503-1801.

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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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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