Salvation Army kicks off holiday campaigns

We were happy to be part of the kickoff today on Let's Chatt

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Salvation Army’s Chattanooga Area Command kicked off the holiday season today.

The Hope Marches On fundraising campaign includes three different holiday programs that serve more than 10-thousand local folks.

The event was televised this morning on News 12’s “Let’s Chatt” program with Chip Chapman.

While the number of families and people requesting The Salvation Army’s assistance is down from LAST YEAR, it’s still more than 30% higher than before the pandemic.

The Angel Tree Program filled up about a week after registration opened.

You can adopt angels right now online, and AT Hamilton Place and Northgate malls Monday.

The program switches to Walmart Supercenters on November 15th.

Volunteers are already working.

Sharon Finley | Friends of Dade |
“I get more out of it. The joy and the love that I feel back is just… I was telling a story that one of the man who gave one of our this displaced citizens, gave money out of his pocket with all the leaves and trash that he has picked up along the railroad tracks and he put that in the bucket. We are there to help those folks like him yet he was willing to give what he had.”

You can also find the bell ringers at the Red Kettles in the next few days.

Volunteers are still needed for this program.

 

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