Salvation Army Launches Echelon Chapter For Young Professionals

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga has launched the Chattanooga chapter of Echelon, a community of young professionals who support The Army through networking, events, fundraising and volunteering.

"The chapter has its own board of directors that works closely with The Army’s Advisory Board, officers and staff to help our neediest neighbors," officials said.

Among the board members already in place are Tripp Thurston, president; Caroline Carlin, executive vice president; John Baker, treasurer; and Alissa Miller, communications chair.

Additional board positions are open for individuals interested in serving.
 
“Echelon offers young adults an opportunity to be engaged with The Salvation Army on an ongoing basis, allowing them to not only connect with peers, business leaders and philanthropists throughout Chattanooga, but work alongside them to change lives and make a lasting impact on our community,” said Major Mark Smith, area commander. 
 
He went on to say that it’s a hands-on opportunity, “Whether it’s serving a meal, distributing Angel Tree gifts, ringing bells or hosting a fundraiser to support a life-changing program, Echelon members are serving together and making a real difference.”
 
Membership is open to anyone ages 21-40 wanting to contribute to the mission of The Salvation Army.
 
For more information on Echelon or any of the programs of The Salvation Army, call 423-756-1023.


American Legion Has Change In Eligibility Criteria

Meet Author John R. Scales At Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Aug. 24

Intersection At Vine And North Kelly Streets Closed Due To Water Main Break


President Trump signed into law a bill that declares the United States has been in a state of war since December 7, 1941. The American Legion fought for this declaration to honor approximately ... (click for more)

In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the public to meet author John R. Scales on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gen. Scales will be available inside ... (click for more)

The intersection of Vine Street and North Kelly Street will be closed until further notice due to a water main break undermining the pavement. Tennessee American Water is on the scene. ... (click for more)


Happenings

American Legion Has Change In Eligibility Criteria

President Trump signed into law a bill that declares the United States has been in a state of war since December 7, 1941. The American Legion fought for this declaration to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. service members who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war. The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act) allows ... (click for more)

Meet Author John R. Scales At Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Aug. 24

In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National invites the public to meet author John R. Scales on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Gen. Scales will be available inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center to sign his title, The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865. Your purchase supports the programs at Chickamauga ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Man, 44, Stabbed To Death On East Main Street

Chattanooga Police said a 44-year-old man died after being stabbed in the 1200 block of East Main Street around midnight Thursday. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a stab wound. Hamilton County EMS responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Officers secured the scene and called for the Violent Crimes Bureau to respond. Investigators ... (click for more)

Gary Cross, 23, Is 4th Suspect Arrested In Shooting Death Of Tracy Calloway On July 21

On Friday a fourth suspect, Gary Cross, 23, was arrested on outstanding warrants in relation to the July 21, 2019 shooting which occurred in the 4600 block of Trailwood Drive. The victim from that shooting, Tracy Calloway succumbed to injuries sustained from that shooting on July 22. The arrest of Cross is a result of an extensive investigation by the CPD Homicide Unit. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Good Sports Bar News

Just had dinner Tuesday night at Jonathan's Grille location in Hendersonville, Tn. When in Murfreesboro or Nashville, it's one of my favs. Just a great sports bar concept and menu. So happy to hear the Revelette brothers are bringing their brand (and their pizza night) to the old 212 Market location in downtown Chattanooga. Bring it on! Garry Mac (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As I stood in the checkout line of the Walmart in Tiftonia this week, my newest friend named Harold asked me, “What’s the difference between an outlaw and an in-law. As I searched my mind, Harold responded, “Outlaws are wanted!” I immediately accepted his joke as a good omen. It helps me to remind readers of The Saturday Funnies, I just collect them during the week and pass them ... (click for more)