This has been an incredibly busy weekend, not just for The Salvation Army, but for Nashville as a whole. God blessed us with 2 beautiful days full of sunshine and cool breezes. Neighbors were out in droves as well as groups from area churches and non-profits including SA. Sleeves were rolled up,water bottles on standby as volunteers pitched in and helped to sort, clean, organize and encourage folks who have lost everything. In fact on Beach Bend Rd, our canteens came upon a neighborhood cookout, where friends brought out grills and began to prepare BBQ favorites such as hamburgers and hot dogs. It raised the spirits and fed not only the body but the soul as well; letting them know they are not alone, but in fact are surrounded by friends.
To date, The Salvation Army has served 21, 328 complete meals (this includes drinks, snacks,meals) powered by staff, officers and 1977 volunteer hours. Big thank you to our partners who have helped us to collect monetary and in-kind donations such as water, food, cleaning supplies, personal care items and new clothes. Mix 92.9 was out at Cool Springs Galleria Saturday May 7 from 10-6pm and filled a 14 foot U-Haul truck within a few hours and they are out at Cool Springs again on Sunday from 12-6pm to continue collecting items for The Salvation Army Nashville Flood Relief. Shout out to 95The Wolf, 103 WKDF, Cumulus Nashville, NBC Knoxville, Colgate, Sounds Baseball, The Floating Men Band, ESCU Credit Union, Cub Scounts Pack 374, Boswell Harley Davidson, Latitude Coffee Company, Toyota Financial, Best One Tire, Adtran (Huntsville), Bone Fish Grille, First Bank, First Tennessee, Jiu Jitsu Nation and Logans Roadhouse for collecting items or serving meals.
Also super excited about an upcoming concert this Friday, May 14th at the Hard Rock Cafe here in Nashville. Headliner Clayton Risner along with Heidi Rojas and Travis Flynn will play the first show at HRC since the flooding. They are encouraging everyone to come on out and support Nashville!! The water may have risen but Nashville with rise even higher! All proceeds from this concert will benefit The Salvation Army Nashville Flood Relief Efforts.
Ans as we sign off here for today, check out our latest Salvation Army- Nashville PSA for flood relief here in Middle Tennessee and be sure to catch our radio show tonight via: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/redhighlights, 9pm as we highlight the events of the past week!