Released 19 November 2012
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NASHVILLE, TENN – On Thursday, Nov. 22, The Salvation Army is expected to serve over 150 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixins' at the Dickerson Pike Center of Hope location between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided to our homeless friends by Tim Anderson. Several volunteers will be on location to serve the meal. Shuttle service will be provided for our homeless neighbors to and from the center on Dickerson Pike.
Last weekend, The Salvation Army partnered with individuals and several other organizations including Martha O’Bryan center, Metro Nashville Police Department, Metro Social Services, Nashville Black Police Association, The Pan-Hellenic Council of TSU, Save-A-Lot, The Tennessee Biker’s Education Association, and Tennessee State University, to prepare and distribute 500 Thanksgiving Baskets that is estimated to feed some 4000 individuals this Thanksgiving holiday. Specifically, 71 families in Salvation Army programs received baskets that included a turkey, stuffing, green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, yams, rolls, cranberry sauce, desserts and more...enough to feed a family of 8.
The National Salvation Army will kick-off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas at the Cowboys and Washington Redskins game. The half-time show will feature a performance by Kenny Chesney, which will mark the start of the 122nd anniversary of the Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign will run through Christmas Eve. The money raised in the red kettles helps support The Salvation Army programs and services year-round, including costs associated with our angel tree program.
For more information about Thanksgiving Feast at the Salvation Army’s Area Command, please contact John Crawford at 615-242-0411 or email John_Crawford@uss.salvationarmy.org. If you would like to volunteer your time to assist with our Thanksgiving Feast, contact Misty Ratcliff at 615-242-0411 or email Misty_Ratcliff@uss.salvationarmy.org.
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