Most of us try to consider carefully which organizations we give our money to. So, as we head toward the end of another year, I want to share 7 reasons why you should consider supporting the Nashville Area Salvation Army this Christmas season:
1. The Salvation Army has a proven track record going back over 150 years and now serves over 25 million people a year! In fact, the famed economist Peter Drucker said, "The Salvation Army is the most effective organization in the USA…Their goal is to turn society's rejects alcoholics, criminals, derelicts into citizens."
2. A full 82 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to help those in need through feeding programs, housing, rent assistance, clothing, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation programs among dozens of other programs.
3. They provide Disaster services, where volunteers and officers will serve those directly affected by disasters, severe weather, and other concerns through giving out food, providing housing, and spiritual counseling.
“At Christmas, the Salvation Army seems like Santa Claus! Each Christmas they distribute thousands of kids toys, right here in middle-Tennessee.”
4. The Salvation Army’s mission statement declares, "the mission of the Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination." No matter color, creed or religion.
5. Another cornerstone of the Salvation Army is to provide Children's After School activities at corps facilities across the USA. They serve children through daily after school programs, character building activities, band classes, singing companies, vacation bible school, and other ministries as well.
6. At Christmas, the Salvation Army seems like Santa Claus! Each Christmas they distribute thousands of kids toys, right here in middle-Tennessee.
7. Another exciting and dynamic ministry of the Salvation Army are the Adult Rehabilitation Centers. These facilities house those attempting to break free from drug and alcohol addiction. I've seen how these men and women are hungry for hope and change, and the word of God, and how Jesus Christ saves them from addiction. It's amazing!
For more information, or to contact our local Salvation Army call (615) 242-0411, or visit: SalvationArmyNashville.org