Salvation Army shelter open tonight and Saturday, donations needed

Salvation Army shelter open tonight and Saturday, donations needed

February 20th, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

From left, Kobe Kabba, Sandy Leavell and Blake Lovain arrange cots in the sanctuary of the Salvation Army on McCallie Avenue in this file photo.


Donations are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Monetary donations can also be made online by visiting 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."  

To volunteer, email or call 423-505-1052.