Chattanooga, TN (March 2, 2012)–The Salvation Army quickly responded today with emergency disaster assistance to Hamilton and Bradley counties providing spiritual and emotional care and food and beverages. In Chattanooga, over 200 meals were served to the evacuee center located at Bayside Baptist Church on Highway 58 in Harrison, TN. Emergency personnel were stationed at the Emergency Operations Center in Hamilton County and at The Salvation Army headquarters in both Hamilton and Bradley counties.
The Salvation Army of Cleveland Tennessee served as a shelter for 31 people seeking refuge from the storms and 18 disaster relief workers who were on stand-by to assist with the aftermath from the severe weather on Friday, March 2. Water and food for 250 is on the Emergency Relief catering truck and being distributed to those affected by the storms and to emergency personnel working throughout the night. We are asking for all Disaster Volunteers to please stay tuned to social media venues or text “CLEhelp” to 27138 to offer your services. For Cleveland residents, please call 423-728-7289 to report damage or request assistance.
The Salvation Army of both communities is prepared to serve tomorrow as needed beginning with breakfast. For the latest news about Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services or to make a donation in the support of those impacted by this disaster, please visit: www.disaster.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You may also visit us on facebook or twitter for updates. Donate to help The Salvation Army now by texting “SAnow” 80888 to make a $10.00 contribution to the relief effort. The donation will appear on your next phone bill.
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 129 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 support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org .