The Salvation Army Chattanooga Is Still Beating The Heat, Supplies Still On Hand

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As the days get warmer, The Salvation Army still has many fans that are available for distribution through the Beat the Heat Campaign. The Salvation Army will continue taking applications for free fan assistance at The Salvation Army warehouse at 5001 Covington Street on the following Fridays from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.: June 27, July 11 and July 18.

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, OR food stamp award letter, OR Families First award letter;
·        Proof of address, either a utility bill in person’s name, or two pieces of current mail.

Volunteers are needed to help with the application process.  The Salvation Army also needs monetary donations to offset high utility bills of low-income neighbors.

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.


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