The Salvation Army will celebrate Easter with its traditional Easter Sunrise Service at the National Cemetery at 1200 Bailey Avenue beside the flag pole overlooking beautiful downtown Chattanooga! For almost four decades, The Salvation Army has partnered with the National Cemetery for the Easter Sunrise Service. All are invited to worship at 7:23 AM as the sun rises over Chattanooga.
Monday, March 16th is the 122nd birthday of The Salvation Army officially beginning its life-changing ministries in Greater Chattanooga. On March 16, 1893, District Officer J. C. Smith arrived in the Scenic City. The next day he greeted Chattanoogans with these timely words, "We (come) with peace, charity and goodwill toward everyone, and we trust we shall succeed in doing good."
The Chattanooga Salvation Army Opens Overnight Shelter for Next Three Evenings and Calls for Monetary Donations and Volunteers!
With the forecast of snow and temperatures below freezing for the next three nights, The Salvation Army will open its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless at 6:00 pm tonight, Thursday and Friday evenings. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army’s Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue, is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid nights.
With temperatures dipping below freezing at night and The Chattanooga Community Kitchen at capacity, The Salvation Army will open its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless on Friday, February 20 and Saturday February 21, at 6:00 pm. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army’s Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue, is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid night and will also be open as a Day Shelter on Saturday, February 21 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary became aware of this need and created the idea of a “Mardi Bra Party,” a party where bras, panties, and feminine hygiene items could be handed out the female homeless guests. The Mardi Bra Party will be held on Mardi Gras, February 17, at 10:00 AM at The Salvation Army ReCreat Café, located at 800 McCallie Avenue. To date, thirty homeless women have RSVP’d for the party.