The Salvation Army continues to distribute new boxed fans and cool water to area residents who are trying to find relief from the extreme heat. With temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, the community needs help now more than ever, officials said.
The Salvation Army has distributed nearly 100 fans with approximately 200 families still on our waiting list. "With temperatures so high, it can become life threatening," said Area Commander Major Al Newsome. "That's why The Salvation Army is on the front lines distributing fans and cool water to keep our neighbors safe."
If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call 756-1023. Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit the hydration station located at 800 McCallie Ave. Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
You can help by donating new box fans at the following Salvation Army locations: 822 McCallie Ave., 2140 East 28 th Street, and in Cleveland, donations may be made at The Salvation Army at 435 Inman Street.
Monetary gifts may also be dropped by or mailed to 822 McCallie Ave. and are accepted online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. For more information about the Chattanooga Salvation Army please visit www.csarmy.org, Facebook, and Twitter.