75 Local Families Will Have A Thanksgiving Meal Thanks To The Salvation Army And The McCallie School

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Salvation Army has identified 75 needy families and registered them for Thanksgiving baskets.

McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable, officials said.

Both The McCallie Middle School and Upper Schools collected turkeys/hens, potatoes, yams, vegetables, dressing, and cranberry sauce for local families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home.

The Salvation Army truck will pick up all the food Thursday at 10:30 a.

m. at The McCallie School located at 500 Dodds Ave. in Chattanooga. 

"I love that community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience and the students serve beyond their campus,” said Kimberly George, marketing director of The Salvation Army.  “This teaches our younger generation so much more than what can be learned in the classrooms and we are so grateful McCallie is joining us in ‘doing the most good’.” 

The greater community is encouraged this holiday season to give their time just like these students. Volunteer opportunities can be found on www.csarmy.org.  You can also call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023. 

Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs, officials said. Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn., 37403.


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