The Salvation Army - Nashville

The Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit serving Nashville since 1890, extends a resourceful hand of assistance to families in greatest need, so that they may lift themselves from crisis to stability and independence.
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Selfies run rampant throughout the various facets of social media.  With one quick strike to the screen of your phone, your face is captured showcasing a new hairstyle, outfit, weight loss, etc.  Selfies can also document where you are such as the sold out concert downtown or in front of a historical landmark.

So as The Salvation Army here in Nashville, makes it’s way through our busiest time of the year, where bells are ringing alongside red kettles and shoppers bustle throughout malls where are Angel Tree booths reside, we have an opportunity for you. 

We like to call it #SalArmySelfies and it will not only be a part of our Christmas season but throughout the year as well.  Volunteers, donors; those who support our mission, we encourage you to snap a selfie as you man an Angel Tree booth, sort gifts in our warehouse or ring bells as part of our Red Kettle campaign.  Let people know what you are doing and why you are doing it. We are using Instagram for this initiative, just use the hashtag #salarmyselfie and we’ll share your pic on our Instagram page as well as Facebook and Twitter!

So grab your phone, pose and produce a cause driven selfie, it’ll be a life changer!

                                      Change for Change Makes Sense

Our Iconic Salvation Army Red Kettles are in full swing here in Middle Tennessee and can be found in front of many of your favorite retailers such as Kroger and K-Mart. You can also host your own online Red Kettle!  Click here to get started!

The money collected through these famous red buckets go toward the many programs we operate through our Corps (churches) and our Center of Hope in downtown Nashville, such as the Golden Agers, youth ministry, food pantry and life skills learning classes.

Whether you drop a penny, a $1 or much more than that, you are impacting and changing a life.  You are playing a role in the direction a teen takes as he participates in our after school programming.  You are feeding a family of four after both parents were laid off from their job.  You are enabling someone to attend free GED classes, equipping them to pass the test and make their way down a new career path.

So as you go about your daily routine and happen upon one of our kettles, please consider making a gift. The sound of change is so very sweet!


Typhoon Haiyan slammed into numerous villages scattered along the Western coast of the Philippines yesterday and it’s estimated that over 1200 have perished with many injured and unaccounted for.

This morning, many families are wandering the streets looking for loved ones or weeping over the lives lost.  We are asking first and foremost for your prayers for those affected by this brutal storm, which has been documented as the strongest typhoon to ever make landfall!

The Salvation Army has been in the Philippines since 1898 and we have served the needs of the island by way of disaster relief, operating children’s homes and learning centers along with many churches throughout the country. In the photo above, Major George Estocado is seen carrying items to families stranded in Manilla after massive flooding struck the city in September.

The Salvation Army is already underway in assessing and heading out into the field to help our brothers and sisters who have been immobilized by Typhoon Haiyan.

If you would like to support The Salvation Army in assisting survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, please CLICK HERE and it will take you to our International page. Remember, 100% of what you donate to disaster relief, goes to disaster relief!

Thank you and God Bless you!!!

House of Representatives

State of Tennessee


Contact: Cade Cothren (615) 741-5185


Tree lighting ceremony will commemorate “The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day”

Country Artist Jimmy Wayne to perform

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mark White (R–Memphis) announced today that a Nashville Daily’s will be sponsoring a tree lighting ceremony in December to commemorate the long-standing Angel Tree program administered by the Salvation Army. A resolution passed by Representative White earlier this year designated December 1st as “The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day” to further raise awareness for the Angel Tree and the Forgotten Angels Programs.

Country artist Jimmy Wayne, who as a child benefitted from the Angel Tree program and originally presented the idea of December 1st as Angel Tree Day in Tennessee, will be performing at the event, and Representative White will present the resolution to the programs founders, Lt. Col. Charles and Shirley White.

“The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program has such a positive impact on children in need during the holiday season,” said Representative White. “Designating December 1st in honor of this program will raise awareness and encourage those in the community to participate.”

The ceremony will be held on December 1st at 1 p.m. CDT at the West End Daily’s location in Nashville (further information is below).

WHO: Representative Mark White; country music artist Jimmy Wayne; Lt. Col. Charles and Shirley White, founders of the Angel Tree Program.

WHAT: Ceremony commemorating “The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day”

WHEN: December 1, 2013 at 1 PM CDT

WHERE: West End Daily’s, 1700 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

*This event is free and open to the public. Media welcome.*

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The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is officially underway and we’ve just completed our first full week of registering families for Christmas assistance.

Over 1250 families have walked through our doors seeking a little hope, love and light this Christmas season and we have 2 more weeks to go!

From morning to the early evening, families huddle at long white tables and share their need with staff or volunteers who  first qualify them, then document clothing sizes, a need and a wish.

As you make your way up and down the aisles, your ears will quickly pick up the small voices of children sharing on what they’d like their wish to be this Christmas. Like the boy age 12, asking for a special light for his room that shines stars on his ceiling when it’s time for bed.  Or the little boy, age 9, who shared that a classmate let him play a Nintendo DS which he had never seen before and he really enjoyed it and would love to have one for Christmas.  Or the girl age 10 who wanted a Christmas tree for her family and the little boy who wanted designer duct tape to decorate his room.  The girl who wanted an electric toothbrush and the 3 children ages 5, 8 and 10 who all wanted a picture of Jesus and his 12 disciples.

If you’d like to be a part of this amazing phase of Angel Tree, we’d love to have you!  To donate time, simply email our Volunteer Director or call 615-416-3175.  Can’t get away from work or other commitments but still want to help?  Monetary donations are a blessing and can be processed by contacting Gerald Brown, Dir of Development at or calling 615-242-0411


(Nashville, TN) August 8, 2013 - The Salvation Army began it’s assessment this morning of flood affected areas and will be providing meals along with emotional/spiritual care tonight to those seeking refuge in two American Red Cross Shelters located at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (7594 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37189) and
Hadley Park Community Center (1037 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208). 

Tomorrow The Salvation Army will visit area neighborhoods affected by the flooding and provide clean up kits for those who need them as well as drinks/snacks and emotional spiritual care.

To donate to The Salvation Army of Nashville’s Disaster Relief Efforts, you can text “MID TN” to 80888 for a $10 donation, call 615-242-0411 or send a check to PO Box 78625, Nashville, TN 37207

Click here to visit our website!

Please continue to keep our community in your prayers.


The Salvation Army/ Nashville Area Command Announces Partnership with TN Titans Wide Receiver Damian L. Williams


Damian L. Williams to Become Brand Ambassador for The Salvation Army Center of Hope


NASHVILLE, TN, (July 23, 13) — The Nashville Area Command (NAC) has joined forces with TN Titans Wide Receiver Damian L. Williams to be the Brand Ambassador for the organization here in Nashville. The announcement took place today at our Magness- Potter Community Center.

“We are so excited to have such a great young man, with name recognition and a heart to give, to come on board to share, highlight and speak about the ongoing programs that we have to offer”, says Area Commander Major Ed Lee.

The monetary donations will help fund programs and services that help those in need every day of the year because need knows no season.



·         The Salvation Army Magness-Potter Community Center provides social services, after-school programs, youth sports and summer day camp opportunities for a community of more than 10,000 underprivileged children, youth, adults and elderly in Nashville’s 37207 zip code.
The Salvation Army serves 200-400 meals a week during their Tuesday morning Breakfast Brigade on Main Street and Friday Soup Wagon under the Jefferson Street Bridge.
82 cents of every dollar raised by The Salvation Army goes directly to life-changing programs that restore hope to individuals in need.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services provides feeding, emotional support, spiritual care and case management for social services. Most recently The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command responded and provided support during the Oklahoma Tornadoes in May 2013.
The Salvation Army offers educational, professional and personal life skills, such as GED classes, resume building seminars and financial workshops to help individuals become successful within their community.
The Salvation Army Transitional Housing is a program where families, single women and single men can live while they work complete school or job training and receive counseling. The goal of the program is for residences to move from homelessness and crisis to permanent housing & self-sufficiency. The program provides food, lodging, licensed child care services, life skills education, case management and more!


For more information on The Salvation Army in Nashville, visit or call 615-242-0411.


To find The Salvation Army location near your community call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

It’s Friday Fund Day, an opportunity for you to donate to The Salvation Army to help lift and sustain the many programs we offer!

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Click here for a list of the services we provide in Middle TN


We have so much going on Behind the Red Shield here at our Center of Hope!  Programs that LIFT(individuals from crisis, instability and hopelessness into lives that are empowered, equipped and loved.

Since 1890, The Salvation Army in Nashville has met the need of those struggling but this has not and cannot be done with us alone.  We need you and your help in lifting and supporting our mission by your faithful donations.

Its with keystrokes, the touch of a screen, a phone call or a pen that we are able to feed, clothe, house and deliver resources to those seeking help.

So beginning this Friday and every Friday, we will share pictures promoting “Friday Fund Day” and by clicking on the pic you will have the opportunity to donate to The Salvation Army for general operating (lights, electricity, staff etc) or ear mark your donation to a program of your choosing.

Click here for a list of what we offer here in Nashville.

Every $$ amount is a gift and a blessing and 82 cents of every dollar donated goes to the program you have selected.  When you donate to disaster relief, 100% of what you donate goes to disaster relief.

Join us and help give lives in Middle Tennessee a LIFT!

Save The Date!

Rap Artist Viktory to do FREE Outdoor Concert in Nashville!

Saturday, July 20, 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm.
@ The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center
(225 Berry St. Nashville, TN 37207)
There will be activities for the kids including face painting and FREE food for those in attendance!

So bring your friends, family or co workers and join us for an amazing message that is guaranteed to inspire, empower and encourage!