Salvation Army and Wal-Mart Join Forces to Help 24/06/2010
Knoxville, TN - With unusually warm temperatures
the official start of summer, The Salvation Army is doing what it can to help
low-income families beat the heat this year. The
organization announced its “Beat the Heat” campaign to collect new
and used fans for needy families in the
“It’s been an unusually warm start to the summer and it’s not likely to cool down for a while” said Knoxville Area Commander, Major Don Vick. “There are still many people in our community that live without air conditioning, so this program will help meet a real need.”
The organization is calling for donations of new or used fans or money to purchase fans. The fans will be distributed to area residents in need of help in beating the summer heat, with a focus on senior citizens and families with small children.
Area Wal-Mart stores have joined in to jumpstart
the campaign. “We love working with The
Salvation Army,” said Charlotte Boyd, Market Human Resource Manager for
Wal-Mart. “We think it’s a great idea and we want to do what we can
to help.” Each
Wal-Mart store in the
Donations of new or used fans may be made at the following locations:
· The Salvation Army, 409 N. Broadway, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 or at any Salvation Army Family Store.
· Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church (9132 Kingston Pike) Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 5:00.
For more information or to apply for assistance with a fan, please call The Salvation Army at 525-9401.
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without
discrimination for 130 years in the