CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – April 20, 2020 – The Salvation Army cares for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people each day. At times of disasters, it is no different. Since the Easter Tornadoes swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army has served 13,505 meals, 5,610 drinks, 4,890 snacks, and provided 468 emotional and spiritual care in Catoosa County Georgia, Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee.
The Salvation Army has been feeding those housed by the American Red Cross in area hotels as well as feeding emergency relief workers at command posts and serving neighbors as they continue clean-up efforts.
“We have emergency teams in town who are from all over the states of Tennessee and Kentucky,” say Major Stephen Story. “Many of these same individuals just finished serving in the Nashville region for their tornadoes earlier in March.”
The Salvation Army has moved from Middle Tennessee disaster relief, to COVID-19 relief, right into the Easter Tornado Relief in our own area. “The Salvation Army’s budget is tighter than its ever been,” states Major Mark Smith, Area Commander for the Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army. “We have faith that God will carry us financially through the remainder of the fiscal year working through our generous community’s support.”
In addition to tornado disaster efforts, we will continue to provide ongoing care in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, to the un-housed community and meet needs through our social services office with food and utility assistance. To contribute to The Salvation Army’s efforts visit helpsalvationarmy.org.
For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.