May 20, 2013 – 11:54 AM EDT
Chattanooga, TN (May 20, 2013) – The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is loading Flood Relief Kits to assist with clean-up for residents of Rhea County. Due to rising waters from weekend storms, homes in the Morgantown area of Rhea County have experienced some flooding and need assistance with cleanup. A Salvation Army team will also help assess damage to better determine if further assistance is needed.
Each Flood Relief kit contains a mop, broom, bucket, bleach, gloves, sponges, squeegee, mask, cleaning brush, and garbage bag. Each kit costs The Salvation Army $26.50. Donations to offset these costs would be appreciated. Donations can be made online at www.csarmy.org, by phone to 1-800-Sal-Army or by mailing The Salvation Army at 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. The Salvation Army also asks for you to pray for the residents of Rhea County as they clean up from this flooding.
For more information, please contact Kimberly George, Director of Marketing for The Salvation Army of Chattanooga at 423-756-1023 or Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.
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 133 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.