Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army Helps Organize Over 300 Volunteers

March 10, 2012 - 12:24 PM EST
Kimberly George
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Chattanooga, TN (March 10, 2012) - The Salvation Army is very busy today with relief efforts due to the tornado that swept through last week.  "Bells of Hope" are ringing at Hamilton Place Mall to collect monetary donations today.  Food drives are being held at Ft. Oglethorpe and Hixson Walmarts with partners Cat Country 95.3 FM and WDEF News 12.  Over 250 volunteers are working out of Camp Joy to serve neighbors by cleaning up debris and removing trees. 

"The Salvation Army is proud to be a part of such a caring community," states Major Al Newsome, "it is going to take all of us to clean up and rebuild after the tornado, each of us giving our time, talent and resources."

The most efficient way to support The 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 towards disaster relief.  For more information on the relief efforts following the 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