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Chuck Fleischmann volunteers with The Salvation Army, encourages others to help

March 5, 2012
Press Release

CHATTANOOGA − Congressman Chuck Fleischmann volunteered with The Salvation Army of Chattanooga this morning, delivering meals to residents affected by the tornadoes.

“Having seen the tornado damage firsthand over the weekend, I was determined to help out Tennesseans who have lost so much during the storms.  It was a pleasure working with many dedicated volunteers from The Salvation Army. They are doing incredible work providing meals for those who have lost so much, and I was honored to be part of their work.  It has been humbling to see such an outpouring of support for Tennesseans affected by the tornadoes.  Everywhere I went, I saw neighbor helping neighbor, and concerned citizens lending a hand to total strangers.  Mother Nature gave out her worst, but the American people responded with their best,” Fleischmann said.

“As we still have much work to do, I encourage East Tennesseans to continue to help out in their community.  The response so far has been overwhelming, and as we continue our work, I have no doubt that we will rebuild and grow.”

To donate or to volunteer with The Salvation Army of Chattanooga, please go to or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  The Salvation Army’s greatest need is monetary donations.  They are still doing long term recovery from last year.

To donate to the American Red Cross Chattanooga Chapter, click here.

Greenwood Baptist Church, at 8529 Snow Hill Rd in Ooltewah is a meeting place for volunteers, and is providing meals and drinks.

Food can be donated at Ooltewah High School, at 6123 Mountain View Rd in Ooltewah, or to Lakewood Baptist Church, at 6626 Hunter Road in Harrison.  Bayside Baptist Church, at 6100 Highway 58 in Harrison, and St. Therese Catholic Church, at 900 Clingan Ridge Dr NW Cleveland, are both serving as shelters.

To help out in Claiborne County, contact David Breeding, at 423-626-9617 or 423-626-9618.