The Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Serves Over 7,000 People In 4 Days Of Relief Efforts
Friday, April 17, 2020
Since the Easter Tornadoes swept through the Tennessee Valley, The Salvation Army has served 7,351 meals, 2,616 drinks, 1,682 snacks and provided 191 with emotional and spiritual care in Hamilton and Bradley counties.
"The Salvation Army cares for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people each day. At times of disasters, it is no different," officials said.
The Salvation Army has been feeding those housed by the American Red Cross in area hotels, as well as feeding emergency relief workers at command posts and serving neighbors as they continue clean-up efforts.
“We have served neighbors today that we had served in 2011, since some of the same areas that were hit then are impacted by these tornadoes as well,” says Major Stephen Story.
“One resident in Bradley county thanked me for the lunches we handed her and said she hopes it’s the same yummy sandwiches she was served in 2011, that they were the best sandwiches ever.”
The Salvation Army said they will need increased public support over the coming days and weeks. In addition to tornado disaster efforts, they will continue to provide ongoing care in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, to the un-housed community and meet needs through their social services office with food and utility assistance. To contribute to The Salvation Army’s efforts visit, csarmy.org.
For more information, contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801 or Kimberly.George@uss.salvationarmy.org.