Chattanooga Salvation Army Kicks Off “Share the Warmth” Campaign Earlier Than Ever Due to Below Freezing Temperatures
With temperatures dipping below freezing for the second time this season, The Salvation Army will be opening its doors again for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14, at 6:00 PM each evening. The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue is busy preparing to serve. The Salvation Army is placing a call to the community to donate toiletry items (hotel sizes are best), coats, gloves, coffee, and snack cakes for the shelter and new space heaters for low income residents.
“We want to keep people safe and protected from below freezing temperatures,” said Major Al Newsome, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area Commander. “Our social services offices have been inundated with phone calls for small heaters from low income residents trying to stay warm. We need the community’s help with this earlier than ever before.”
Monetary donations are also welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes. Donations of coats, gloves, coffee, snacks, new heaters or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Monetary donations can also be made on line by visiting csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.