Chattanooga Echelon, a service organization of young professionals who promote and support The Salvation Army, is hosting their annual Run with Reason event to support recipients of the Angel Tree Program.
Run with Reason, presented by HHM CPAs, is sponsored by local businesses, churches and other organizations who contribute monetary donations based on a group jog-a-thon.
This year, as Echelon members and Salvation Army volunteers and personnel ran a total of 125 miles, community partners have provided enough funding to purchase Christmas gifts and other necessities for roughly 100 Angels.
On Friday afternoon, Echelon will use this money to adopt those Angels at the Signal Mountain Walmart.
Since its inception in 2018, Run with Reason has raised over $50,000 for those in need.
Additionally, 96 Angels in the Chattanooga region still need to be adopted. The deadline to adopt at Hamilton Place and Northgate malls is this Saturday, and adoptions close online at https://www.csarmy.org/ this Sunday.
Although Angel Trees will be up in Walmart Supercenters until mid-December, community members are highly encouraged to adopt by this Sunday.