Anonymous Donor Agrees To Match Gifts To Salvation Army Up To $15,000

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Salvation Army announced a donor has stepped forward to offer a matching gift opportunity for the community.  Any donations made now through the end of April will be matched up to $15,000. 

“There is no better time than now to give,” states Major Al Newsome, area commander of the Salvation Army.  “We are praying that this will generate excitement and donations, especially since we are seeing an increase in need.  Each month there are on average 200 families for whom we are not able to meet needs.  We need the communities’ support now more than ever.”   

Donations can be made online at, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army, or by mailing a check to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403.  All donations remain local to assist with local needs.    

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 308-7715 or email to 

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