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SPIRIT OF NATIONAL SALVATION ARMY WEEK

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Released 11 May 2010

Brings Hope and Inspiration to Officers, Staff, & Volunteers

                                                     

Nashville, TN – As The Salvation Army’s relief efforts move into the second week and into a short-term recovery phase, National Salvation Army week (May 10th -16th,), as declared by President Eisenhower back in 1954, lifts the spirits in officers, staff and volunteers, bringing hope and inspiration to others served by flood relief efforts.

 

The Nashville Salvation Army had big plans to have our famous doughnut lassie serve doughnuts at the Tuesday morning Breakfast Brigade and a volunteer appreciation event on Thursday– all festivities have since been rescheduled so the organization can focus on what it does best…to meet human need in His name.

 

The Salvation Army will continue the following services as of May 11th, 2010 (Please visit our website for updated information www.salarmy-nashville.org:

 

Food and Water  Mobile Feeding Units are providing food and water in several of the hardest hit areas.  (*indicates open to the public)

  • Citadel Corps, Neelys Bend Rd., Madison*
  • Richards Mobile Homes, Antioch*
  • Ashland City – Roving*
  • Harpeth Middle School
  • Egyptians Church
  • Breakfast Brigade, East Nashville Coop, Nashville

 

Through Sunday evening May 9th, crews had served over 8,968 meals, 12,170 beverages, 6,707 Snacks and spiritual and emotional care to 606 individuals.

 

Emergency Assistance Anyone who needs emergency assistance is encouraged to stop by one of the below centers.  The Salvation Army is offering food boxes, personal comfort kits (including toiletry) and hygiene items and cleaning kits.  Our main location for material and financial assistance is located at 611 Stockell Street, Nashville, TN 37207.  Call 255-0554 for more information. 

·         Magness-Potter Community Center, 611 Stockell Street, Nashville 37207 Hours: 9-5 p.m.

·         Madison Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison 37115 Hours: M-F 9-4; Sat. 9-1pm

·         Murfreesboro Corps, 1137 West Main St, Murfreesboro

·         Hispanic Corps, Serving East Nashville and Antioch Area 37209 – Roving

·         Laotian Corps, Serving Antioch Area - Roving  

 

Ways to Help  The best way to help is with a monetary gift. Gifts may be made online at www.SalArmy-Nasvhille.org or checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207. You may also make a text donations by texting the word “FLOOD” to 90999 and a $10.00 donation will be made to the local Salvation Army.

 

The Salvation Army is accepting cases of bottled water, NEW socks, underwear, t-shirts, hygiene kits for men or women, and supplies for clean-up kits which include: mop, broom, work gloves, mask, sponge, squeegee, scrub brush, rubber gloves, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, trash bags and paper towels. Please DO NOT drop off used clothing items at this time.

 

Donation Drop Off Locations:

  • Magness Potter, 611 Stockell St. Nashville Hours: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Citadel Corps, 425 Neelys Bend Rd, Madison Hours 10 a.m. – 7p.m.
  • Murfreesboro Corps, 1137 West Main St., Murfreesboro 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Mix 92.9 Event Cools Spring Galleria this weekend see details below
  • Best One Tire Stores in Brentwood, Hillsboro, Rivergate and Downtown
    Brentwood
  • First Bank Braches in Middle TN
  • Bost Harley Davidson, 4600 Delaware Ave., Nashville
  • ESCU Credit Union, 1214 Church Street, Nashville

Please NO used clothes or items. Various other donations drives are taking place around Nashville.  Visit The Salvation Army website for list of approved partners.

 

Recovery Action Plan:

 

As The Salvation Army moves into the short term recovery phase, additional clothing will be provided, assistance with rent and utilities, and help with household items and small appliance purchases.

 

The Salvation Army’s long-term efforts will be to assist with supporting work teams in the harder hit areas.  Feeding, supplies and hand tools will continue to be provided.

 

For more information, contact The Salvation Army at 242-0411. Follow our updates on Twitter (@SalArmy), Facebook (The Salvation Army – Nashville), or on our blog at www.salarmynashville.wordpress.com.  Text the word “FLOOD” to 90999 to make a $10.00 donation.

 

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About 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. Visit us on-line to learn more or to make a donation. www.salvationarmyusa.org.


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