Chattanooga, TN (October 27, 2011) - The Salvation Army is unique in that it needs not wait for national approval to be deployed or to cease service. That is why The Salvation Army is one of the first relief organizations on the scene of a disaster and one of the last to leave. That is certainly true in The Tennessee Valley after deadly storms blew through, six months ago on April 27, 2011.
The Salvation Army of Chattanooga and Cleveland are still serving today! Long Term Recovery Coordinators are visiting with tornado survivors to see what unmet needs still exist. The Disaster Recovery Warehouse in Cleveland is still being managed by The Salvation Army and is still serving the community. The Warehouse is located at 2960 Barney Lane. The Salvation Army Emergency Mobile Kitchen is serving in Apison, TN at the corner of Clonts Rd and Apison Pike at what is called the “Open House.”
“We will continue to Do the Most Good, for the most people, in the most need,” states Major Al Newsome, Salvation Army Area Commander.
The Chattanooga community has been extremely generous in Tornado Relief efforts, and resources have come from throughout The Salvation Army Southern Territory.
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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 130 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.