The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga plans on serving over 2500 neighbors on Day 3 of Tornado Relief to Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – April 15, 2020 – The Salvation Army has been actively serving in the Tennessee Valley since tornadoes ripped through Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee on April 13th. To date, over 2700 individuals have been served in both Hamilton and Bradley Counties. Demands are increasing as neighborhoods become more accessible. The Salvation Army anticipates serving over 2500 neighbors today, April 15th in both counties providing hot meals, beverages, snacks and spiritual and emotional care.
“The Salvation Army has been serving in disaster relief efforts since the first of March with the Middle Tennessee Tornadoes,” states Major Mark Smith, Area Commander of The Chattanooga Salvation Army. “We went from Middle Tennessee tornado relief right into COVID-19 relief efforts, that are still ongoing, and now our own tornado relief efforts. With the support of our community, we are continuing this ‘Fight for Good’ and providing hope.”
In Cleveland yesterday, The Salvation Army in addition to providing food, beverages, and spiritual and emotional support, was able to secure a generator from Operation Blessing for a neighbor on oxygen who lost power and home was affected by the storms.
We first and foremost, ask the community to pray for those affected by the April 13th tornadoes. If you would like to support relief efforts, please visit this link to donate. For the latest updates on our disaster relief efforts, visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org.
The Salvation Army will need increased public support over the next days and weeks. 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 bags and utility assistance. To contribute to The Salvation Army’s efforts, visit csarmy.org.
For more information please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or [email protected]onarmy.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.