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As temperatures rise, Salvation Army ramps up relief efforts

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – The Salvation Army continues to distribute new boxed fans and cool water to area residents who are trying to find relief from the extreme heat. 

With temperatures climbing over 100 degrees, the organization is asking the community for even more help.  They have distributed nearly 100 fans already with approximately 200 families still on their waiting list.  

"With temperatures so high, it can become life threatening," says Area Commander Major Al Newsome.  "That's why The Salvation Army is on the front lines distributing fans and cool water to keep our neighbors safe."  

If you or someone you know is in need of a fan, you are asked call (423) 756-1023.  

Those in need of a cool drink of water may also visit their hydration station 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.   

If you would like to donate a new box fan, the Salvation Army has three locations in the region: 822 McCallie Avenue and 2140 East 28th Street in Chattanooga, and in Cleveland at 435 Inman Street.

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