Salvation Army Asked To Open For Cold Weather Shelter

Friday, January 12, 2018

With temperatures dipping below freezing at night and The Chattanooga Community Kitchen at capacity, The Salvation Army is asked to open its doors once again for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless this weekend, and into next week Shelter will open each evening at 6 p.m. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's Day Center at 800 McCallie Ave., is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid nights and during its normal hours during the day. The day shelter will also open ON Saturday, since temperatures will be below freezing during the day. 

The Salvation Army and The Chattanooga Community Kitchen, have been communicating on Friday relaying the increase demand of services due to the colder temperatures. The Salvation Army has agreed to take an additional 50 guests to help offset their high guest count.

"Our goal is to partner with other agencies to keep people safe and warm with these low temperatures setting in," said Major Robert Lyle, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area commander. "We need monetary donations since shelter is not budgeted and need coffee, creamer and travel-size toiletry items for the shelter. Also, our supply of new heaters for low-income home owners has been depleted."

Volunteers are needed to help serve in the shelter. For volunteer information, email Alissa.Best@uss.salvationarmy.org, or call 423 505-9747 .

Monetary donations are welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills that come from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of coffee, toiletries, new heaters or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403. Monetary donations can also be made online at www.csarmy.org , by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 423 756-1023.



Mother's Day Screening Of Ozu's "Late Spring" At Heritage House

In honor of Mother's Day, Heritage House presents Yasujiro Ozu's "Late Spring" as part of its International Film Series on Monday, May 13 from 6-8 p.m. "Widely regarded as one of the world's most influential directors, Ozu’s films traditionally deal with the themes of marriage and family, and especially the relationships between the generations. "One of the most powerful ... (click for more)

Bowlers Pack Lanes To Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga laced up their bowling shoes for the past two weekends to raise money to help fund mentoring programs for the agency.  Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser and has been ongoing for 27 years. Bowling teams from local companies, community supporters and friends all rolled in to Spare Time Hixson ... (click for more)

McCallie Coach From 90s Who Is Now Deceased Is Accused Of Abusing Students

A McCallie School coach from the 1990s who is now deceased is being accused of abusing students at the private prep school. Two former students said Steven Lee "Steve" Carpenter sexually abused them. Carpenter was the basketball coach at McCallie for 11 seasons - through 1999. He was boys basketball coach at Ridgeland High School beginning in 2000. Carpenter was ... (click for more)

Famed Radio Broadcaster Tommy Jett Dies At 77 At His Flintstone Home

Legendary radio broadcaster, Tommy Jett, (Thomas Wayne Reynolds) died Wednesday in his sleep at his residence in Flintstone, Ga.   He was 77. The native of Smithville, Tn., first was heard on Chattanooga radio in 1961 when he joined WFLI. He was known for his gaudy rings and his "Hey Now" greeting. He switched to country on WDOD in the 1980s and later was on "The ... (click for more)

Pluses And Minuses Of Tennessee's New Opioid Law

It was clear when Governor Haslam announced his TN Together plan in January that lawmakers were going to do something to try to address the state’s opioid abuse epidemic. With the passage of SB 2257/HB 1831, Tennessee now has one of the most comprehensive and restrictive laws of any state.   The Tennessee Medical Association was actively engaged in the process and appreciates ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘We’ll Lose The Senate!’

A guy who I admire and respect wrote me yesterday. He had just read my story defending Bob Corker for honoring “The Code” due to his true friendship with Phil Bredesen. He is also no stranger to my vivid dislike of the Republican choice to replace Corker in the Senate. Marsha Blackburn is no match against Bredesen on any tier and it is clearly the Republican Party itself that has ... (click for more)