Chattanooga, TN – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga continues to serve residents displaced by the fire at Jaycee Towers on Monday. As of dinner Tuesday evening, The Salvation Army has served 418 meals, 460 snacks and 517 drinks, and will serve again today at the South Side Recreation Center.
Jennifer Fisher, Salvation Army Public Information Officer, says, "This week is The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga's 121st birthday, so it is only fitting that we are doing disaster relief for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Seniors have a special place in our heart and we are honored to be able to serve them during this difficult time."
As of last night's count, the American Red Cross states 64 residents are being sheltered. The Salvation Army will continue to work alongside our partnering agencies to provide continued support to those affected by this fire.
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.