The Salvation Army of Chattanooga Celebrates National Salvation Army Week May 11-17

Monday, May 12, 2014

National Salvation Army week, a week of recognition for the work of The Army, was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the United States.   He stated, “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood.  In time of war, the men and women of this organization have brought to those serving their country far from home, friendliness and warm concern.

  In the quieter days of peace, their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans. Giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

Celebrating a nationwide focus on The Salvation Army, the local Salvation Army is planning several events that are open to the public. These are: 

Monday, 5:30 p.m. -  Psalms of the City, 800 McCallie Ave, 614 Corps of The Salvation Army.  Psalms of the City is an Arts Festival for the whole city in which artists are invited to display their visual, musical, or performance art that is inspired by the Psalms. This festival seeks to promote hope and unity in Chattanooga and any person, regardless of economic status, housing situation, education, or age, is encouraged to be involved.

Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. - Celebrating National Salvation Army week, enjoy live music and volunteer appreciation in Miller Plaza downtown.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the entertainment.  

Wednesday - Vote Salvation Army Chattanooga on First Tennessee’s 150 days of giving.  Visit www.150daysofgiving.com

For more information please contact Kimberly George, 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org.


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