CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-The Salvation Army received a welcome boost before they spend the rest of Easter week helping those in need across the Tennessee Valley.
"We are excited that we have an anonymous donor who has given us a gift who has said any donations that come in through the rest of April will be matched"
Kimberly George with the Salvation Army says this is a unique situation which could impact the lives of hundreds of people.
"This donor has been a friend of the Salvation Army for years, just felt extra generous and said, you know i will double the gifts"
The Salvation Army say demand is growing every single week but donations have been slowing down especially coming up to the summer time
"Because we is still in some cold weather snaps obviously its still good to have blankets and warm clothing, we always need food, thats always an issue, people to donate food, top priority is also toilet items, something we are always in need of"
The organization added they have to turn away 200 families a week due to lack of donations.
There will be a Can Hunger drive at the Hamilton Place YMCA on Friday for the Salvation Army.
The group will host Easter Egg hunts this weekend and a special Carnival on Saturday.