According to the Salvation Army:
Today is the first day of Angel Tree Registration and we already have a line around the building!
The Christmas Season is rapidly approaching and many local families are in need of material assistance. To meet this need, The Salvation Army has begun its Christmas outreach programs.
Families at or below the poverty line with children 12 years of age or younger and seniors 60 years of age and older are invited to register for our Angel Tree program. Through the generosity of our donors, the Angel Tree provides much needed clothing, toys and other crucial items to qualified participants. Registration will take place October 23rd – 25th and October 29th – November 2nd, and November 5th – 7th for the Greater Chattanooga and Cleveland areas.
In Chattanooga folks can register at 5001 Covington Street off of Rossville Boulevard, 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and only on Thursdays the hours are 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
In Cleveland folks can register at Mt. Olive East Church of God located at 956 6th St. N.E., Cleveland, TN. 37311 by appointment only by calling 423-308-3467.
For more information including documentation required for registration, families in need should call 423-756-1023 or visit www.csarmy.org
Volunteers are invited to join our ranks and assist our staff with the Angel Tree program as well as our other seasonal efforts. Volunteers may serve as bell ringers in order to raise money for our many ministries which meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of local residents. Additionally, volunteers may host Christmas parties for low income seniors or fill stockings with everyday essentials for seniors or fill backpacks for local homeless. Changing a life is as easy as ringing a bell, throwing a party, or stuffing a stocking!
In addition to giving at the kettles, donations may be made online at www.csarmy.org
, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by mail to: The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37403. For additional information please call 423-756-1023.