Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Launches Holiday Assistance Programs In The Tennessee Valley

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Salvation Army is in the midst of its Christmas outreach programs.  Monday is the start of the last week of Angel Tree Registration for local children and seniors.  The Salvation Army is expecting long lines as need is great.   

"With ten weeks until Christmas, the holiday season is quickly approaching and many local families are in need of material assistance," officials said.

"Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for our Angel Tree Program. Through the generosity of our donors, the Angel Tree provides much needed clothing, toys and other crucial items to qualified participants," officials said.

Registration will take place every day Oct. 17 - 21.  In Chattanooga, register at 5001 Covington Street, off of Rossville Boulevard, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.   In Cleveland, register at Bradley Square Mall, by appointment only by calling 423-308-3467. 

For more information, including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org

"Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree Program as well as our other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may assist at Angel Tree tables in the mall, and serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for our many ministries which meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless. Changing a life is as easy as ringing a bell or stuffing a stocking or backpack," officials said.

Donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403. For additional information, call 423-756-1023.


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