The Christmas Season is approaching and local families are in need of material assistance. To meet this need, The Salvation Army has begun its Christmas outreach programs.
Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for the Angel Tree program. Through the generosity of donors, the Angel Tree provides clothing, toys and other items to qualified participants.
Registration will take place Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2, and Nov. 5–7 for the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas.
In Chattanooga folks can register at 5001 Covington St. off of Rossville Boulevard, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and only on Thursdays the hours are 12-7 p.m.
In Cleveland folks can register at Mt. Olive East Church of God at 956 6th St. N.E. by appointment only by calling 308-3467.
For more information including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org.
Volunteers are invited to join ranks and assist the Salvation Army staff with the Angel Tree program as well as other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for the many ministries which meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may host Christmas parties for low income seniors or fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless.
In addition to giving at the kettles, donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN, 37403. For additional information call 756-1023.