Congressman Partners With Salvation Army To Serve Those Affected By Tornado

March 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM EST
Kimberly George
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Chattanooga, TN (March 5, 2012) - The Salvation Army continues to serve tornado-torn neighborhoods in Harrison.  TN 3rd District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann joined Salvation Army staff and volunteers to serve breakfast on this cold morning.  "The devastation is unbelievable.  The least that I could do is serve my fellow neighbors with such a fine organization like The Salvation Army," says Congressman Fleischmann.
The Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army has served continuously since the storms hit on Friday.  To date, The Salvation Army has provided 1,983 hot, nutritious meals, 1,995 hot or cold drinks, and prayed with 486 residents who were affected by Friday's brutal storms.  Lonnie, a resident in Harrison, whose home was severely damaged, welcomed a cup of hot coffee this morning and said that The Salvation Army was a "lifesaver this past weekend."  Debbie, another homeowner in the Harrison area, cried while hugging a volunteer who prayed with her.
The most efficient way to support Salvation Army relief efforts is to make a monetary donation.  You can make a donation by visiting, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by texting "storm" to 80888 for a $10.00 donation on your cell phone bill. 100% of your gift will go to the relief efforts.  For more information on the relief efforts following the historic storms on Friday, please visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. 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. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to