Salvation Army Year End Review: Best Photos of 2014!
Thank you to our generous community for helping the Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army keep its promise of “Doing the Most Good for people in need with donors’ contributions of money, time and resources.”
The Salvation Army offers social services to meet the emergency and disaster-related needs of our less fortunate neighbors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing spiritual outreach for all ages, offering character-building youth programs such as The School of Music and Arts, providing holiday assistance for families in need and much more.
This past year, The Salvation Army was fortunate enough to serve the community in a variety of ways. Our volunteer disaster response teams and staff answered the call to assist with the Jaycee Towers’ fire. In partnership with the Nehemiah Project, students in eleven Chattanooga Title 1 schools received a backpack filled with school supplies and were offered Bibles. Over 70 children were able to enjoy a week of fun, learning, and personal growth in a safe environment at our Camp Paradise Valley, located on Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky.
In addition, The Chattanooga Salvation Army celebrated its 121st anniversary of life-changing ministry in our community this year!
Thanksgiving and Christmas 2014 were exciting opportunities to share the joy of the holidays. Five hundred of our hungry neighbors attended our annual Thanksgiving Eve Festival and enjoyed a great cookout and games. Volunteers delivered over 600 meals to shut-ins on Thanksgiving Day. Christmas was a wonderful opportunity to share the joy of Christ with 4,525 children and seniors who received gifts and food through our Angel Tree Program. The Salvation Army and its volunteers also delivered Christmas gifts to low-income seniors, local nursing home residents and those incarcerated in our area. On Christmas Eve, over 270 persons enjoyed a “Christmas Eve Brunch” and received backpacks filled with cold weather necessities and gifts at our ReCreate Café on McCallie Avenue. Your prayers and financial support are the reasons we can share this exciting news!
We are also excited by the prospect of new opportunities for ministry during 2015 because we are so encouraged by your faithfulness. We hope the following photos will touch your hearts as they did ours, and affirm the great value of every coin and dollar you donated to our Red Kettles or through the mail this Christmas Season. May our God richly bless you and your loved ones throughout this wonderful New Year!