The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga is loading Flood Relief Kits to assist with clean-up for residents of Rhea County. Due to rising waters from weekend storms, homes in the Morgantown area of Rhea County have experienced some flooding and need assistance with cleanup. A Salvation Army team will also help assess damage to better determine if further assistance is needed.
The Salvation Army School of Music and Arts (SOMA) invites the community to its free, spring graduation concert on Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm. The Concert location is The Salvation Army’s Citadel Corps Community Center at 1019 North Moore Road across from Brainerd High School. The students, many of whom have never publicly performed, will proudly show off their newly learned skills.
To The Salvation Army, National Salvation Army week is a time to thank all of our generous donors and volunteers who allow us to accomplish all that we do. Without their support, we would not be able to provide the wide array of programs and services that include: food for the hungry, gifts and counsel to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, relief for disaster victims, assistance to the disabled, early childhood learning centers, camping programs for youth, seniors and veterans and much more, 365 days a year.
On May 9, 1912, 101 years ago, The Salvation Army’s founder, General William Booth gave his final, most distinguished address to a packed crowd of 7,000 Salvationists at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Booth’s final words sum up the heart of The Salvation Army’s mission and vision and his own 60-year ministry:
“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry, as they do now I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight, I’ll fight to the very end!”
Bo Sells is the newly appointed Director of Volunteer Services & Special Events for The Salvation Army’s Chattanooga Area Command. Bo recently moved to the Chattanooga area from Colorado where he served as The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Representative, supervising Salvation Army volunteers in nearly 40 Units throughout the states of Montana and Wyoming.