Donations are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.
Monetary donations can also be made online by visiting csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army. For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023.
With temperatures dipping below freezing at night and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen at capacity, The Salvation Army will open its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless at 6 p.m. today and Saturday.
The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's day center at 800 McCallie Ave., will be open through the night and as a day shelter Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
The Community Kitchen has been averaging 120 people a night, director Jens Christense said in the release.
The Salvation Army can use volunteers and donations to cope with emergency needs, said Maj. Algerome Newsome.
"We need coffee, creamer and travel-size toiletry items for the shelter. Also, our supply of new heaters for low-income home owners is drastically low."