Salvation Army caseworkers are distributing free box fans and water to low-income individuals and families affected by the heat. The Salvation Army also has its Day Center open for the homeless and is providing a hydration station outside for those who need a cool drink of water.
If you or someone you know needs a fan, call 423-305-6200. Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit the hydration station, 800 McCallie Ave. Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
“Overwhelmingly, the most requests The Salvation Army receives in the summertime are requests for relief from the hot temperatures,” says Area Commander Major Mark Smith. “To meet these needs, The Salvation Army asks for new box fans and monetary support to provide utility assistance for low-income families.”
Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked “Beat the Heat” and mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403. Donations are also accepted online at www.csarmy.org
or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.