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Run With Reason

You’re invited to join us on Saturday, December 7th @ 9am at the Redoubt Soccer Complex as we Run With Reason to support the Salvation Army of Chattanooga’s Angel Tree program.

Register your team below and raise support for the miles you run.

All proceeds benefit those less fortunate families who are designated recipients of the 2019 Angel Tree campaign. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to help local needy families experience a Christmas they may otherwise have not had.

Chattanooga Echelon is an organization of adults, age 21-40, who are connecting with each other and engaging their community in order to change lives and make a lasting impact on our city through events that benefit The Salvation Army of Chattanooga. For more information on Chattanooga Echelon, visit our website.

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors: FirstBank, HHM, Miller & Martin and Pinnacle Financial Partners


The #RedKettleChallenge is a new fundraising campaign to support the ministries of The Salvation Army for our homeless neighbors. We know that each full day of shelter services, including our Emergency Cold Shelter, day programs and case management, cost The Army $1000 per day. Through this Challenge, teams participate to fund 35 days of shelter services this winter.

1 TEAM | 1 Kettle | $1000

1 Day of Emergency Shelter Services



  1. ACCEPT the #RedKettleChallenge by completing the form below to receive your team kit, including our nifty 50 Ways to Fill Your Kettle.
  2. Next, post your team video on Facebook or Instagram telling everyone you’ve ACCEPTED the challenge.
    • If your organization has social media pages, be sure to use them.
    • If not, post from your personal page. Be sure to make your post public and use the hashtag #RedKettleChallengeChatt
  1. Finally, keep the momentum going by issuing your team’s own #RedKettleChallenge in your social media video! Challenge another department at work, another company, your Sunday School class or your favorite civic organization.
    • Be sure to tag them so they will see it and encourage them to post their response!!

We’ll be sharing #RedKettleChallenge team videos throughout the campaign so keep them coming! It’s fun and we’re making a big impact for our community by helping neighbors in need!!

Angel Trees Open to the Public



With Chattanooga area Angel Tree registration complete, area companies are stepping up to host Angel Trees for their employees. Many are also hosting Angel Trees open to the public, making adopting Angels convenient. 2016-065_Angel-Tree-Graphics-SQ-Logo-TREE

Below is a list of locations for 2018 Angels:

Pins and Needles Quilt Shop at 6425 Hixson Pike

Publix Super Market at 5928 Hixson Pike

517 Subs at 1238 Taft Highway

Sportsbarn, at all three locations

Area companies wishing to host an Angel Tree for employees and/or the public are encouraged to contact The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga at 423.756.1023. All Angel gifts are due back to The Army by December 7th for distribution on the 17th and 18th.


The Salvation Army hosts award winning music talent, Selah, in Cleveland

The music group Selah will perform in concert Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7pm, at First Baptist Church, Cleveland, sponsored by The Salvation Army. Area residents are invited to attend and support the ministry and services of The Salvation Army in Cleveland.

With signature hits including “You Raise Me Up” and “Wonderful, Merciful Savior”, Selah has amassed sales of more than four million CDs and downloads over their 20-plus years. During their concert in Cleveland, attendees will hear favorites and selections from their all-new recording, Unbreakable.


Selah in concert October 18, 7pm, at First Baptist Church

“Not only is this going to be a wonderful concert, support from the proceeds is very much needed,” says Ruthie Forgey, Salvation Army Corps Administrator in Cleveland, adding that support from the community allows The Army to continue their mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and help the needy in His name without discrimination.”

Tickets for the concert are available through Eventbrite, The Salvation Army in Cleveland and at White Wing Christian Book Store. A limited number of “Meet and Greet” tickets are available for $40.00; VIP seats are $35.00 and General Admission seats are $25.00

“The Salvation Army has been a part of Cleveland for more than 35 years and the community has seen its value and has supported us through donations of goods for The Family Store, monetary donations and volunteerism. Our community is so generous and is always quick to extend a helping hand to those in need,” says Forgey, adding that the Selah concert is a great way to raise funds and expand awareness of the services and ministries of The Salvation Army.

About The Salvation Army in Cleveland
“The Salvation Army is most known for our iconic Red kettles, family stores and Angel Tree,” Forgey continues. “In 2011, following the devastating tornados that touched down in our area, people saw first-hand our Emergency Disaster Services. Being able to serve our community during such a tremendous season of destruction and loss was some of the hardest yet most privileged work I have ever got to be a part of.”

According to Forgey, many local residents don’t know that every day, The Salvation Army helps neighbors in need through social service programs, providing utility assistance, help with non-addictive prescription drugs, serving more than 1200 hot meals each week, offer daily showers and laundry services for our homeless friends, and offer support for other urgent care needs.

In addition to these services, The Salvation Army offers Character Building and Thrive programs for youth. Character Building is for children 12 and under, and meets each Monday evening at 5pm beginning with a dinner meal at their location on Inman Street. This program teaches practical life skills with biblical principles that enable, equip and empower children for their future.


437 Inman Street

Thrive also meets on Monday evening for middle school through college age students beginning with a meal at 5:30pm. Through this program, students worship together in a venue of their own.

The Salvation Army also has a Sunday services, beginning with a community breakfast served at 9:00am, Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10:00am and Worship Service at 11:00am.

“Our congregation is very diverse yet inclusive, offering a welcoming place for folks from all walks of life,” Forgey adds.

Inman Coffee is also an outreach of The Salvation Army that offers a place for subtle ministry through sharing a cup of coffee, an in-house baked treat or great frozen drinks. Inman Coffee is also well known for its concert and showcase of local talent, some now moving into bigger arenas, such as Clark Beckham, 2nd runner up in the 2014 season of American Idol.Inman

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to


The Chattanooga Salvation Army Echelon, a community of young adults, are committed to support the continued work of rebuilding the lives of men, women, children, and families throughout our community.

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