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TN: – The Salvation Army Nashville
Area Command has received a great response from a cross-section of companies
and organizations in our community who wish to assist with flood relief. Below is a listing of partnerships and events
that are benefiting The Salvation Army’s flood relief efforts in Middle
FirstBank and Nashville Sounds Announce Collaborative
Effort for Flood Relief
Salvation Army Nashville Area Command, FirstBank and Nashville Sounds have
announced a collaborative effort to aid in flood relief for the middle Tennessee area.
Now through Friday, May 14th, you are encouraged to drop-off
needed items at any Middle Tennessee FirstBank locations. As part of this effort, a relief
truck will be parked at the Nashville Sounds game on Friday, May 14th to
collect necessities for victims of the recent flooding.
Salvation Army is requesting hygiene kits (shampoo/conditioner, soap, tooth
brush/paste, lotion, bug spray, sun screen, etc.) for men and women to be dropped off at any of
the Middle Tennessee FirstBank locations or the Sounds game this Friday. Only NEW items will be accepted.
addition to donating material items, fans will also have the opportunity to
make text donations by texting “FLOOD” to 90999 which will be displayed on the
jumbotron screen at the game.
FirstBank our mission as a community bank is to provide support to each
community we serve. With the recent devastation in the Middle Tennessee and
West Tennessee areas, we are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army so we
may help those in need,” Chris Holmes, FirstBank Chief Banking Officer
FirstBank branches have set-up an account to accept donations in each market
that will be given to a local Salvation Army helping with flood relief.
To find a FirstBank location, please visit www.firstbankonline.com.
FirstBank is Tennessee’s
largest independently owned and operated bank, with locations across the state.
The bank, headquartered in Lexington,
Tenn., services every major
metropolitan market in the state and, with nearly $2 billion in total assets,
has the resources to provide a comprehensive variety of financial services and
The Salvation Army at Hard Rock Café
Risner, Heidi Rojas and Travis Flynn have coordinated a concert to be held at
the Hard Rock Café in downtown Nashville this Friday, May 14th at 9pm. This will be the first concert
at the Hard Rock Café since the flood. Nashvillians are encouraged to come out
and celebrate their community. Tickets will be sold at the door for
$8.00. All proceeds will benefit The
Salvation Army Nashville Flood Relief Efforts. Premier Parking will also be offering discounted $5.00 parking for
anyone attending the concert at the Ragland Lot at 2nd Avenue South and Molloy Street (located in front of XO Communication building). For more information, contact
the Cathy Antil, Publicist/Manager at 738-1040 Premier Parking specifically
reduced their parking price for this event to support increased donations to
The Salvation Army.
About the Artists:
First Tennessee Foundation
commits up to $500,000 for storm relief efforts
The First Tennessee
Foundation announced today that it will provide up to $500,000 to Tennesseans
affected by the weekend's storms through a direct contribution and by matching
First Tennessee and FTN Financial employee and customer contributions to The
Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.
The foundation will
make a $250,000 direct contribution evenly split between the The Salvation Army
and Red Cross. In addition, the foundation will match First Tennessee employee
and customer gifts to The Salvation Army and Red Cross, also up to
Customers wishing to
participate in the relief effort can do so by going to any First Tennessee
financial center throughout the state and making a donation to The Salvation
Army. Contributions can be made through May 15th.
About The First Tennessee
Foundation and First Horizon National Corp.
The First Tennessee Foundation is a private charitable
foundation established by First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE: FHN,
www.fhnc.com) in 1993 to support nonprofit community organizations. During the
past five years, our corporation and our foundation have donated more than $27
million to meet community needs. For more information on First Tennessee’s storm relief
efforts, contact Anthony Hicks, Media
Relations, (901) 523-4726.
Restaurant Opryland and Salvation Army partner on Donation Drive for Nashville Flood Victims
Fork Restaurant is giving back to those who give. Located at the front gates of Gaylord
Opryland, Caney Fork Restaurant will be accepting donated items on behalf of
the Salvation Army to help the thousands of families displaced by the
make it even more rewarding to donors, Caney Fork will be giving every person who donates a free appetizer coupon to come in or
come back later and enjoy the restaurants delicious southern fare. “We know
people do not need an incentive to give but it is our way of saying thank you
to all the people of Nashville and surrounding areas who have
given so much and continue to help others,” says Marc Barhonovich.
Fork Resturant will be accepting material donations for the Salvation Army and
the Nashville Flood victims on Saturday May 15th and Sunday May 16th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day.
more information about the donation drive and how you can help, please contact
the General Manager for Nashville, Mrs. Vickie Schela at (615) 724-1200 or Josh
Weis at (813) 265-9274.
more information about Caney Fork and to see
how to get to the facility please go to www.CaneyForkRestaurant.com
Caney Fork Restaurant
Fork Restaurant is a causal authentic Southern Style restaurant. All guests
start with Caney Fork's own corn fritters followed by a wide variety of
perfectly aged Steaks, Mississippi Catfish, slow cooked Ribs with the South's
best BBQ sauce, juicy Pork Tenderloin, Fried Shrimp, Broiled Chicken, and huge
salads. You will also find great burgers, pulled pork, chili, fried pickles,
crab cakes, banana pudding and cobbler for dessert. The Company’s strategy is
to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food
and awesome service, generous portions at very reasonable prices and a casual
atmosphere that reflects the towns in which we are located. WeCare@caneyforkrestaurant.com
Extends Appreciation for Community Support
Rob Vincent, Nashville Area Commander for The Salvation Army, said, "We
are very privileged to have such great support from our community and
organizations such as FirstBank, First Tennessee, Caney Fork Restaurant, Hard
Rock Café, Premier Parking and artists
Heidi Rojas, Travis Flynn and Clayton Risner. With our partnerships, The
Salvation Army will be able to provide much needed items to people severely
affected by the flood."
In addition to
material donations (please see website for items we are collecting – NO used
clothing), Major Vincent explained that the next best way to help is with a
monetary gift. Gifts may be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org designating
your gift to the Nashville floods, or checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville,
Text donations are also being accepted. Text the word “FLOOD” to 90999.
more information about The Salvation Army or to make a donation, contact The
Salvation Army at (615) 242-0411. Or, follow updates on Twitter (@SalArmy),
Facebook (The Salvation Army-Nashville), or on our blog at www.salarmynashville.wordpress.com.
Visit our website at www.salarmy-nashville.org to an up-to-date listing of our emergency assistance centers, mobile feeding
locations, approved partners and events.
the Salvation Army
The 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 128 years in the United States. Nearly 29 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array
of social services in 5,000 communities that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Jennifer Eldridge, Director of
(615) 242-0411 ext. 243 or Cell (615) 416-4218