Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Center is in Operation at Camp Joy

March 07, 2012
Kimberly George |

Salvation Army Disaster Recovery Center is in Operation at Camp Joy

Chattanooga, TN ( March 7, 2012) – The Salvation Army continues to “Do the Most Good” by providing immediate needs for those Harrison, Tennessee residents affected by last week’s tornadoes.  Basic necessities being provided include food, water, toiletries and baby items, as well as recovery and clean-up supplies like tarps, rakes and gloves.  The Disaster Recovery Center is located at Camp Joy, 6621 Hunter Road, Chattanooga, TN 37341.  

The Salvation Army has been providing nourishing meals and spiritual support to the local neighbors since the tornados swept through on Friday.  To date, they have served 2,330 hot meals, 2,374 beverages and provided emotional/spiritual care to more than 500 individuals.  The Salvation Army plans on continuing its mobile feeding throughout the weekend and then will re-evaluate the needs of the area. 

Many residents, however, are still in need.  Monetary donations are the best way to help both tornado survivors and rescue workers.  The Salvation Army asks that you donate at; call 1-800-SAL-ARMY; or text “storm” to 80888 for a $10.00 gift on your phone bill.  100% of your gift will go to the relief efforts. For a list of items needed for recovery efforts please visit


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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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