Chattanooga, TN (May 30, 2013) - The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga continues to serve residents displaced by Tuesday evening's fire at Patten Towers. Through lunch today, The Salvation Army has served over 1,800 meals and 2,700 drinks, and will continue to serve three meals a day at evacuee shelters throughout the weekend.
One Patten Towers resident stated, "Things could have been a lot worse. We are so fortunate to have The Salvation Army here to feed us and keep us comfortable."
The American Red Cross states that 184 residents are currently being sheltered. The Salvation Army will continue to serve with the Red Cross and other partnering agencies to help meet the needs of the evacuees through the weekend, and beyond as needed.
Donations are needed to aid with disaster services and can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. Monetary donations can also be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
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 133 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