Salvation Army Battles Hot Temperatures For Those in Need; Seeks Donations

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Salvation Army caseworkers typically distribute free box fans and water to low-income individuals and families affected by the heat; however, The Salvation Army is completely out of boxed fans. With dozens calling each day, the need is great.
 
“As the temperature rises, so does the need,” states Major Mark Smith, area commander of The Salvation Army.  “We need your help to provide assistance and relief from this heat.”
 
The Salvation Army also has its Day Center open for the homeless and is providing a hydration station outside for those who need a cool drink of water.
 
 
“Overwhelmingly, the most requests The Salvation Army receives in the summer time are requests for relief from the hot temperatures,” says Major Smith. “To meet these needs, The Salvation Army asks for new box fans and monetary support to provide utility assistance for low-income families.”
 
Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked “Beat the Heat” and mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37403 or 437 Inman St., Cleveland, Tn. 37311. New boxed fans can be donated at each location as well.  Monetary donations are also accepted online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
 
Anyone in need of a fan, call 423-305-6200. Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit the hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue. Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.



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