Salvation Army And McCallie Feed 75 Families For Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Salvation Army has identified 75 needy families and registered them for Thanksgiving baskets.  McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable.   

Both the McCallie Middle School and High Schools collected baskets, turkeys/hens, potatoes, yams, dressing, green beans, peas, and cranberry sauce for local families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home.  The Salvation Army truck will pick up all the food this Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the McCallie School.   

“Community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience because we believe in the value and reward of learning to serve others," said Lynn Goss, McCallie Middle School head.  "While not a requirement, nearly all of our boys participate in one if not several projects each year. Many of these projects are initiated and led in some part, sometimes entirely, by the students themselves, and this is true in both the Middle and Upper schools."   

The greater community is encouraged this holiday season to give of their time.  Volunteer opportunities can be found on www.csarmy.org.  Folks can also call the Salvation Army at 756-1023.   

Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs.  Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling  1-800-Sal-Army or can be mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.   

For more information, contact Kimberly Kyriakidis George, director of Marketing for The Salvation Army, at 503-1801.


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