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According to The Millennial Impact Report research, young adults 21-40 are interested in social issues that impact people and organizations where friends are also involved. The Chattanooga Salvation Army Echelon, a community of young adults 21-40, provides for both of these interests as members support The Salvation Army and its services through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and volunteering.

The Salvation Army has been Doing the Most Good in Chattanooga for over 125 years. According to Major Mark Smith, Area Commander, Echelon members are proud of The Army’s history and hopeful for its future, and are committed to support the continued work of rebuilding the lives of men, women, children, and families throughout our community.

“Echelon allows young adults to not only connect with peers, business leaders, and philanthropists through Chattanooga but work alongside with them to change lives and make a lasting impact on our community,” says Smith.Echelon Provides an opportunity to serve and network

He goes on to say that it’s a hands-on opportunity. “Whether it’s serving a meal, distributing Angel Tree gifts, ringing bells or hosting a fundraiser to support a life-changing program, Echelon members are serving together and making a real difference,” Smith adds.

Membership is open to anyone 21-40 wanting to contribute to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Echelon membership benefits include:

  • Opportunity to participate in bimonthly service projects supporting The Salvation Army Area Command programs and services
  • Invitations to Echelon’s social events
  • Invitations to The Salvation Army’s annual networking events with business leaders and philanthropists
  • Opportunity to network with peers and engage with The Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • Leadership opportunities

Dues for Chattanooga Echelon are $10 per month or $120 per year.

To apply for membership, simply complete the form below:

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.

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