Salvation Army Kicks Off Beat The Heat Campaign

Friday, May 23, 2014
The Salvation Army is kicking-off its annual Beat the Heat Campaign on June 2 by taking applications for free fan assistance.  Locations and times are as follows: 

The Salvation Army Warehouse, 5001 Covington Street, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27. 


Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High School, 1001 Battlefield Pkwy, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 2. 

Walker County Convention Center, 1054 N. Hwy 27, Rock Springs, GA, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 9. 

For Marion County, 204 West 3rd Street, South Pittsburg, TN 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CST, June 16. 

Low-income neighbors can apply for a free fan.  The following information is needed to apply: 

Picture ID for person applying 
Proof of income for everyone in the household 
Food stamp award letter 
Families First award letter 
Proof of address, either a utility bill in your name, or 2 pieces of current mail 

The Salvation Army needs donations of new fans or a monetary gift of $20 toward purchasing a new fan.  Volunteers are also needed to help with the application process.  For more information please call Kimberly George at 756-1023.   


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