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.


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