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Salvation Army opens overnight shelter in anticipation of cold weather

The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue, is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid nights and during its normal hours during the day. (Image: Salvation Army)

With freezing weather in the forecast for early Thursday morning and through Friday, Chattanooga's Salvation Army says it will open its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless Thursday night, December 8 and Friday night, December 9 at 7:00 pm.

The ReCreate Café, The Salvation Army's Day Center located at 800 McCallie Avenue, is busy preparing to serve those in need throughout the frigid nights and during its normal hours during the day.


"Our goal is to partner with other agencies to keep people safe and warm with these low temperatures setting in," said Major Robert Lyle, Chattanooga Salvation Army Area Commander. "However, we need volunteers to help for the shelter.”

Volunteers are needed to help serve in the shelter. For volunteer information, email Alissa.Best@uss.salvationarmy.org, or call 423-505-1052 .

Donations of coffee, toiletries, or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Ave , Chattanooga, TN 37403. Monetary donations can also be made online, or by calling 1-800-Sal-Army.

For additional information, please call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023.

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