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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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Dr. Mirza Donates Award to Benefit Those in Need

Jennifer Mirza, DO, Cardiologist, was recently chosen for The Frist Humanitarian Award as a Parkridge Health System physician who displays a concern for the well-being of others beyond her day-to-day physician responsibilities and, consistent with the caring spirit that earned her the award, chose to donate the monetary gift to The Salvation Army to help people in need. She did so at the ministry’s most recent Advisory Board meeting.

Mirza is a cardiology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology. She told the board that she grew up in Chattanooga and values the work of The Salvation Army.

The Frist Humanitarian Award was created in 1971 to honor outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., who founded HCA, this award recognizes individuals who serve the community and those in need, and whose daily dedication and caregiving epitomize the highest standards of quality and personal commitment. This award honors an exceptional individual whose work and life reflects HCA’s patient-centered, entrepreneurial and humanitarian values.

Thank you, Dr. Mirza!


William Booth Society

The William Booth Society is The Salvation Army’s most distinguished donor recognition program. It is named for the founder of The Salvation Army who began helping individuals in London who were considered outcasts by society-the homeless, the poor and the destitute. William Booth Society members are the leaders who cause positive change in their communities. All are committed to making a difference in someone’s life by making an annual gift of $5,000 or more.

William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army turned the world’s attention to the plight of the poor and changed the direction of Christianity.

Co-founder of The Salvation Army, fighter for women’s rights and the wife of William Booth became one of the most influential women in modern religious history.

Evangeline Booth, the dynamic daughter of William and Catherine, served as Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States from 1904-1933 and was elected first woman General in 1934.

Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven Lassies “invaded” New York in 1880 to launch the first work of The Salvation Army in the United States.

All leadership giving donors will be recognized on our website, in our annual report, receive opportunities to tour our facilities and interact with key staff and be invited to special celebrations.

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