Salvation Army Week kicks off with training


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) The Salvation Army kicked off its 60th annual Salvation Army Week Monday to celebrate those in the community who help the needy.

Locally there will be several events to teach and celebrate.

All are welcome to join the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Volunteer Training from 5 to 9 p.m.. The four hour course is an introductory course into volunteering during times of disaster. RSVP by noon on Monday, May 12 to Rob Link at 971-4935 or

Tuesday, the Salvation Army will host a free pancake breakfast for Knox County First Responders at 8 a.m..

Join the Fit for Success Career Fair Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.. The job fair will host many employers and services from around the Knoxville-area including: Walmart, Weigel’s, Marco’s Pizza, GC Services, Cellular Sales, Volunteers of America, Goodwill Industries and more.

The week rounds out with a movie night for kids and moms living in the Joy D. Baker Center.

For more information about National Salvation Army Week, please call (865) 525-9401.