More Than 800 Meals Served In Response To Storms in Polk and McMinn Counties

November 30, 2016
Kimberly George |

More Than 800 Meals Served In Response To Storms in Polk and McMinn Counties

Chattanooga, TN – Before sunrise, the Chattanooga and Cleveland Salvation Army staff organized its disaster relief team to serve neighboring counties. Public Information Officer, Kimberly George, received word from local Emergency Management Directors, who were assessing the damage from overnight storms that swept through their counties, that assistance was needed.  Polk and McMinn counties received the most damage in Tennessee and asked for The Salvation Army to provide food service to first responders and survivors.

In total, The Salvation Army served just over 800 meals to the Athens, Ocoee and Englewood communities.

The Salvation Army asks for your prayers for our neighbors in Polk and McMinn Counties. The Salvation Army also needs your support for the relief efforts with monetary donations at or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army, and asking your donation to be used for the Tennessee Storms.


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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: 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. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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