Temperatures were reported in the low 20’s Monday night, some of the coldest of the season, and with it came the highest number of homeless guests seeking shelter at The Salvation Army on McCallie Ave.
Monday evening Captain Aaron Goldfarb reports there were 79 homeless who came seeking shelter at The Salvation Army. “I am so glad we have been able to open our doors to the homeless during these life-threatening temperatures,” says Captain Aaron Goldfarb. “The community has been so generous with donations of blankets, and other items needed for the homeless.”
Items still needed are coffee and toiletry items. Small space heaters are still needed for low-income neighbors needing supplemental heat.
The Salvation Army Emergency cold weather shelter will remain open Tuesday and Wednesday nights, beginning at 6 p.m. Officials are monitoring the weather for any additional evening openings.
Monetary donations are also welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of coffee, snacks, new heaters 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 csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. For additional information please call 423-756-1023.