Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga continues to serve residents displaced by the fire at J.C. Towers on Monday. Through breakfast today, The Salvation Army has served 243 meals, 322 snacks and 318 drinks, and will serve lunch and dinner today at the South Side Recreation Center.
Kimberly George, Salvation Army Incident Commander, says, "We would like to thank our volunteers and our partnering agencies. Together we are 'doing the most good' to meet the needs of the displaced residents."
As of last night's count, the Red Cross states 62 residents are being sheltered. The Salvation Army will continue to serve with the Red Cross to help meet the needs of the evacuees through today, 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.
For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing and Development at 423-503-1801.
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.