Angel Tree Program Begins Holiday Campaign 10-06-2010 - WSMV Channel 4

Angel Tree Program Begins Holiday Campaign 10-06-2010

The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command has kicked off its annual Angel Tree Christmas assistance program, which begins with allowing families to apply for assistance.
The Angel Tree program of The Salvation Army has been in existence 29 years, according to Salvation Army Area Commander Major Rob Vincent.
“In the Christmas season ahead, thousands of generous Greater Nashvillians will purchase and donate more than 65,000 toys, clothing items and Kroger Food Angel gift cards. The Salvation Army will distribute those blessings to more than 15,000 young children and special needs adults including isolated elderly, but we need special financial support to make it all happen.”
To raise the much needed funds for Angel Tree, The Salvation Army will host “A Gathering of Angels Benefit Concert Presented by Millennium Brokerage Group” on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at the Christ Church located at 15354 Old Hickory Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37211.
The evening hosted by Jimmy Wayne and WSMV's Jennifer Vickery and Rudy Kalis will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Nashville Choir will adorn the stage of Christ Church with their magnificent voices and welcome forth The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree season.
Angel Tree Registration:
Clients are invited to register for Angel Tree assistance at any of the locations on this document. Registrants must live in the zip codes noted or in the town the service unit is located. Specifically, the Nashville Area Command will begin accepting applications at our Angel Tree Warehouse, located on 700 Cowan Street, Nashville, TN 37207 beginning Tuesday, Oct. 5 and interviewing through Oct. 22.
Registration hours are: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7 p.m. The Salvation Army serves children up to 12 years, elderly over 65 and adults with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 65.
The Salvation Army Angel Trees in the Nashville area will be inside Cool Springs Galleria, RiverGate, Hickory Hollow and The Mall at Green Hills beginning on Nov. 6. Shoppers are invited to stop by our booths to adopt an angel for Christmas during mall hours and make the holidays brighter for a child, senior citizen or special needs adult.
Angel Tree gives individuals and partnering corporations an opportunity to adopt less fortunate children, seniors and disabled adults and provide personalized gifts and necessities to those who would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.
Donors can be confident that their gifts go directly, and without excessive overhead, to those who are truly needy since all Salvation Army Angels and are not served by other holiday assistance programs.
Related Link:
* Related Link: Salvation Army Angel Tree
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