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.


First Exhibition Of Latin American Traditional Costumes And Objects

The Coalition of Latino Leaders, with the support of The Bandy Heritage Center will host an Opening Reception to launch the First Exhibition of Latin American Traditional Costumes and Objects, as part of the Latino Culture Festival.  The Exhibition will be open to the public from Oct. 27 through Nov 12 at The Bandy Heritage Center at Dalton State College, located at Dalton ... (click for more)

Young Marines Third Division Wins Department of Defense Award For Anti-Drug Program

Division Three of the Young Marines youth organization’s Drug Demand Reduction Program , which includes the South East Tennessee Area Unit in Chattanooga, is the winner of the 2014 Annual Fulcrum Shield Award for Excellence in Youth Anti-Drug Education from the Department of Defense.  Defense Department personnel presented the award to Division Three Commander, Sergeant ... (click for more)

Man Shot At Apartments On Tunnel Boulevard Wednesday Afternoon, Then 2 Juveniles Shot At Rec Center On Oakwood Drive With Suspects In Custody

Chattanooga police officers responded to the apartment buildings at 404 Tunnel Blvd. Wednesday at 1:21 p.m., where residents say they heard multiple shots fired.  Witnesses said they saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene on foot behind the complex.  The male victim was taken to a local hospital for life threatening gunshot wounds.  Later Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)