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Beat the Heat: Joyce and Kiko

My name is Brittany Fisher, and I am a student volunteer this summer for The Salvation Army. Currently, the campaign “Beat the Heat” is underway where The Salvation Army provides free fans, water, and utility assistance for those in need. Whenever the temperatures exceed 90 degrees, The Salvation Army’s Day Center has a water cooler ready from 9 am- 5 pm for the downtown homeless population.

I walked over to the Day Center today and helped set up the water cooler. We filled it with ice and water, made a sign, and set out the table. Before we were even fully ready, a woman was already there in need of water.

Her name is Joyce and beside her is her dog Kiko. After Lieutenant James Harvin gave her water, we all talked about our day. Joyce went into detail about her life and the struggles she faces day-to-day with sleeping, eating, and just over all safety challenges. Her dog Kiko, she says, is why she feels safe at night. He protects her and has saved her from a couple of pretty scary nights.

Joyce has many struggles, but dehydration should not be one of them. The joy I saw in Joyce’s eyes when she and her dog had a moment to drink cold water, breathe, and relax was extremely overwhelming.

Sometimes we take for granted the little things. I know I do, however meeting Joyce today made me realize how much the campaign “Beat the Heat” is needed. The Salvation Army needs your help with volunteering or a monetary donation to make sure we can keep beating the heat and provide Joyce and Kiko, and many more, some relief!

 

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Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army welcomes Jill Woodruff and Matthew Dodgins to its team!

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, The Salvation Army welcomes both Jill Norton Woodruff and Matthew Dodgins to its Community Relations and Development team.

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Southern Adventist University Partners with Salvation Army for “Street Store” Service Project on MLK Day

Southern Adventist University is hosting a “Street Store” in partnership with The Salvation Army on Monday, January 19, from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm. The Chattanooga Street Store will take place on the sidewalk in front of The Salvation Army, located at 800 McCallie Avenue.

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10 Ways You Can Make A Difference This Christmas Season!

The Christmas Season is quickly approaching, and we need your help to make this another joyful Christmas for our neighbors in need. Last year was a busy year for us, and we expect this year to be even busier. A “Merry Christmas” was provided for 5,445 Angels, which included 73,717 toys and gifts! We simply could not do this without you, our loyal friends. Please see below for ways that you can help this holiday season.

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Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army 2013 Annual Report

The Salvation Army is meeting the emergency needs of our less fortunate neighbors 365 days a year. We offer social services to meet emergency & disaster-related needs, spiritual outreach for all ages, character building youth programs, holiday assistance for families in need and much more.

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