The Salvation Army is busy preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, however, with temperatures dipping below freezing on Thursday, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors for overnight cold weather shelter for the homeless.
The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army’s Day Center for the homeless at 800 McCallie Avenue will open at 6 p.m.
to serve as the overnight shelter. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate blankets and coats for the shelter residents.
“It costs approximately $300 to operate overnight shelter,” said Major Mark Smith, area commander for The Salvation Army. “We don’t budget for this and rely on the communities support.”
Monetary donations are also welcomed to help offset the expenses of opening overnight. The Salvation Army does not budget for cold weather shelters and relies solely on the public for its support. Donations of coats and blankets or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403. Monetary donations can also be made on line by visiting www.csarmy.org, or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.