Salvation Army Opens Warming Station For Weekend

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With temperatures dipping below freezing Friday and Saturday nights, the Salvation Army will open its doors again as an overnight warming shelter for the homeless.  The doors will open at 6 p.m. on Friday  and 9 p.m. on Saturday.  

The ReCreate Café, the Salvation Army Day Center located at 800 McCallie Ave., is busy preparing to serve.  The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community for volunteers to assist with the overnight shelter. Volunteers should call Captain Aaron Goldfarb at 432-1584 to register.   

"We want to keep people safe and protected from below freezing temperatures," said Major Al Newsome, Chattanooga Salvation Army area commander. 

Monetary donations are also welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills. In January and February the Salvation Army had on average 171 families that came for utility assistance whose needs were not met due to lack of funds.  Monetary donations are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 and can also be made on line by visiting csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. 

For additional information, please call 756-1023.



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