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Salvation Army needs fans to "Beat The Heat"

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -– With temperatures rising in the Tennessee Valley, individuals are turning to The Salvation Army for relief from the heat, and to meet the need, caseworkers are distributing free box fans and water to affected low income individuals and families.

"Over 200 families have already called needing box fans, we have only been able to help half of the families and with the hottest days still ahead, the need will certainly grow," states Major Algerome Newsome.  "We need the community to join the relief effort and donate new box fans."   
Chattanooga residents may donate new box fan donations to the following Salvation Army locations:  822 McCallie Avenue, 2140 East 28th Street.  Cleveland donations may be made at The Salvation Army located at 435 Inman Street.

If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, please call (423) 756-1023.  Those in need of a cool drink of water may visit the Salvation Army's hydration station located at 800 McCallie Avenue.  Passersby will be able to quench their thirst from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

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