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Who’s Writing This Blog??

397723_10200288609315644_1607537702_nMy name is Amanda Grieves and I am the Human Resources/Social Media Manager/D.O.T and Risk Management/Safe From Harm Certified Trainer here at The Salvation Army- Nashville Area Command.  During the months of October through December I also serve as the Angel Tree Program Coordinator and handle the day to day activities of the program which includes logistics, contracts, leases, registration, sorting of gifts and distribution.

I was born and raised until the age of 12 outside of Chicago, IL and lived from the age of 12 to 18 in the great state of Maine.  I moved to Nashville at the age of 18 and lived out of my car for a short time, crashing on the floor of strangers and hotel rooms when I could.  My very first bed, a year later was purchased at The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Nolensville Pike and to this day, I thank God every night for a bed!

Over the past 18 years in Nashville I have met some amazing people and have had the privilege of  experiencing some wonderful things…some not so wonderful but life changers and character builders all the same.  I know what’s it’s like to be cold, to not have heat in below zero temps to only rely on the layers of clothing you possess then slide into your bed until morning.  I know what it’s like to eat nothing but saltines until your first paycheck arrives and the feeling of excitement at knowing you have enough cash for the Shoney’s buffet.  Now my hard times pale in comparison to what many have personally experienced, but none the less it has shaped me into who I am.  I live to serve others, to create impact and be a part of life change in everyone I come in contact with.  There were some very instrumental people in my life that I will never forget and if I can give back and pay it forward I want to because it’s all about “Others!”

18 thoughts on “Who’s Writing This Blog??

  1. I am SO glad I stumbled across this blog. So often when moving somewhere new, you find yourself wondering what God’s got working there, and what your role in it will be. It’s great to hear (read) The incredible things He’s doing, even in the midst of chaos. My husband and I have already fallen in love with the people of Nashville and our heart aches to get started on this new journey. But for now, I’ll just follow along here, praying for the people of Nashville, and for the exciting role we’ll get to play in His plan.

  2. Amazing Blog for the Army! Good to know you’re keeping up with what’s going on with the ARC. Any news is great to read! Wish I was back with the ARC guys ….maybe one day in some way.

  3. Amanda,

    Thanks very much for establishing my book,Prose and Poetry From the Heart: A Walk of Faith on your website.

    I had been working with Jenn E. on this very same project.

    God bless both of you in your great work.

    James Hannah

  4. I hope you will be able to broadcast the Angel Tree celebration with Jimmy Wayne on November 8th! Wish I could be in Nashville :( Keep up your great work! God bless!

  5. Great reading the blog. Happy the Army has someone as savvy and well written to strain it all clear for everyone to read!

  6. Year after year I’m reminded vicariously through The Salvation Army Angel Tree program just how fortunate I am to be given the opportunity to serve others. The program also introduced me to one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. Amanda is a philanthropist who represents love in every aspect of the word. She’s humble. What a wonderful gift to this world Amanda is!

  7. It’s great to know Amanda, and a privilege to share His Army’s “Doing The Most Good” ministry with her.

  8. tin moi. Hey, you used to write excellent, but the last several posts have been kinda boring¡K I miss your super writings. Past few posts are just a little bit out of track! come on!

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