Cold-weather shelter opens tonight at Chattanooga Salvation Army

Cold-weather shelter opens tonight at Chattanooga Salvation Army

November 15th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

People sleep on cots at the cold-weather shelter operated by The Salvation Army at 822 McCallie Ave.

Photo by The Salvation Army

A cold snap that will send overnight temperatures plunging has caused the Salvation Army in Chattanooga to open a cold-weather shelter for tonight. 

Spokeswoman Kimberly George said in a news release that its day center for the homeless, the ReCreate Café, will open at 6 p.m. for overnight shelter. 

The Salvation Army is seeking donations of blankets and coats for the shelter resident, as well as money donations. 

"It costs approximately $300 to operate overnight shelter," said Maj. Major Mark Smith, area commander. "We don't budget for this and rely on the communities support."

Bring coats, blankets or money to The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave. Donate online at www.csarmy.org, or call 1-800-Sal-Army.


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