Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Kicks Off Christmas 2019 Friday

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Salvation Army kicks off the Chattanooga Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign Friday.  Bells will be ringing and angels will be on trees at Hamilton Place Mall and Northgate Mall beginning at 10 a.m.

Angel Tree Partners, Hamilton Place Mall, News 12 Now, KZ106, WGOW AM/FM News Talk Radio, 107.9 Nash Icon and J103 FM will make the first donations to the Red Kettles as they challenge the public to join them at 10 a.m.

This year’s Red Kettle goal is $425,000. Red Kettle stands will have QR Codes to make it easier to give online and with Apple Pay and Google Pay.  Thousands of volunteers are needed to ring the bells and adopt the Angels.  To volunteer please visit: csarmy.org.


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