The Salvation Army and Chattanooga Community Kitchen will open their emergency shelters overnight, due to the cold weather on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

The Salvation Army will open its doors Monday, November 11, at 6:00 pm. The overnight shelter will be open Tuesday and Wednesday nights as well for female guests only.

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen has agreed to open at 7:30 p.m. on Monday and serve men who are displaced.

“We are so grateful the Chattanooga Community Kitchen will be open to help with overnight shelter,” states Lt. James Harvin. “It gives each of us more room to comfortably and safely care for those who are displaced.”

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. 

Volunteers are needed to help serve in the shelter. For volunteer information, click here to send an email or call 423-505-9747.

Monetary donations are welcomed for those experiencing high utility bills that come from having to keep temperatures warmer in their homes.

Donations of towels, toiletries, new heaters or money are being accepted at The Salvation Army, located at 822 McCallie Avenue in Chattanooga. 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.