Salvation Army Serves Survivors of Worst Storm in 30 Years

April 30, 2011
Lt. David Costellow | | (270) 881-6510

Chattanooga, TN-  In what has been deemed as the worst disaster he has seen in his thirty-five years of emergency management by Hamilton County EMS director, Don Allan, we continue to witness incredible scenes of destruction in the aftermath of this area’s recent tornado outbreaks.  We continue to serve in our five surrounding counties (Catoosa, Walker, Dade, Hamilton, and Bradley) by providing hot meals, water, and emotional and spiritual care.

In Cleveland, TN (Bradley County) over two hundred and sixty volunteers helped provide 2,650 meals as well as over 400 food boxes with non-perishable food to those who are still without power.  This weekend, a distribution center has been set up at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy to provide donated items such as clothes, water, toiletries, etc.  Salvation Army social services are being provided at that site as well. 

At another hard-hit area in Walker County, Georgia, our canteen services have provided over 1,000 each day since the beginning of the response.  The need continues to remain high in that area as well as in neighboring Catoosa County where lunch and dinner is being served at the Ringgold City Hall.   
The demand for hot meals continues to remain high as well as the demand for monetary donations.  We need your help!  First and foremost we solicit your prayers for the tornado victims and relief workers.  We also remind you that there are a variety of ways in which they can donate monetarily to the relief effort.  Donors can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit our website:  Text to give is also available by texting the word “give” to 80888 a $10 donation will appear on your cell phone bill.   
For more information please contact: Lt. David Costellow at 270-881-6510.

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