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Salvation Army: Feeding Under the Bridge
Jefferson Street Bridge
Friday, Dec 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Join Team Green Adventures and Salvation Army for Feeding Under the Bridge! During this event we will be serving to the Nashville Homeless community under the Jefferson Street Bridge!
 
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Give back this holiday season with The Salvation Army and Team Green Adventures! We will be volunteering to feed the homeless under the Jefferson Street Bridge as a part of the weekly Feeding Under the Bridge! The Salvation Army's mobile disaster kitchen is volunteer-operated and serves 100-200 meals weekly during their Friday night Soup Wagon ministry under the Jefferson Street Bridge. This is a great time of service and fellowship with those who are homeless or living on the streets. Volunteers are recruited to prepare and serve each meal. Meal service starts at 6pm, and along with the meal, street family members are provided with snacks, drinks, and sometimes clothes and other gear.

Unable to attend this event? If you would like to help this ministry outside of helping serve the meal itself, the Salvation Army can use the following items:

Winter Gear Bags:
– Drawstring Bag or backpack
– Hot Hands
– Gloves and Hats
– Socks

Summer Gear Bags:
– Drawstring Bag or backpack
– Sunscreen
– Bug spray
– Reusable Water Bottle
– Socks

Remember that street family members can not simply dry their items if they get wet, and wet items can lead to frost bite and blisters. Extras of these items are immensely helpful to our street family members! These items can be brought to 631 Dickerson Pk. Nashville, TN 37207 between 8am and 6pm daily. We will hand them out on Friday nights, and also have them available at our front desk and emergency services department for those who need them!

When: Friday, December 22nd at 6pm
Where: Jefferson Street Bridge
1000 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37243
Official meeting location will be sent upon registration!
Cost: FREE! Please register below. 

Trip Leader: Lee Fowler

Difficulty: Open to all ability levels.
Group Size Limit: This event is limited to 10 volunteers
Registration Deadline: The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, December 20th at 3pm

Parking: Free parking is available

POLICIES

Children Policy: Open to ages 7 and over, with parental supervision required for those under 18.
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at this event
Weather Policy: This event is rain or shine! Participants will be notified by their trip leader of any event changes due to severe weather.
Cancellation Policy: If you registered for the event and are unable to attend, please email TeamGreen@Lightning100.com

ABOUT THE SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army has been serving Nashville for over 125 years through much needed social services and programs:

A 90-bed Adult Alcohol and Rehabilitation Center for men was opened in 1900 and served the community for over 100 years. Between 1940 and 2000, four community-based worship centers were commissioned that now include Citadel Corps in Madison, Berry Street Worship Center in East Nashville, and the Laotian and Hispanic Corps that have since been combined into one International Worship Center known as the Nashville South Corps in 2014 just off of Nolensville Road.

Also in 1940, The Salvation Army built and opened the “Red Shield” Community Center – rebuilt in 1984 as the Magness-Potter Community Center which offered Army-administered youth and adult leisure activity programs. Now, the community center houses the United Way sponsored Family Resource Center, the Red Shield Kids Club after-school and summer day camp programs, the Life Skills Learning Center, the Second Harvest Food Pantry, and the Emergency Services Program.

In 1980, the Area Command facility was moved from Demonbreun to Dickerson Pike, receiving the name the “Center of Hope”, and opened a 75 person transient shelter, an emergency shelter for men, and a day and night child care center serving homeless and other families in urgent need. Today, this facility functions as the main offices for The Salvation Army’s operations in Nashville and provides transitional housing for single men, single women, and families. Today, the Center of Hope and the Magness-Potter Community Center, along with the three worship centers, serve Nashville by being strategically placed in in the neediest areas of the community. Our services are provided to all of Davidson County, as well as Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Williamson, and Sumner Counties.

The Salvation Army has been many things over the years as communities’ needs have changed over the years, but today, the focus of the Nashville Salvation Army is to fight poverty and prevent homelessness in our community through a myriad of comprehensive programs designed to bring a holistic approach to the individual’s or family’s need.

The Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865 by Catherine and William Booth, who sought to bring salvation to the poor by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs. The Army made its way to America in 1880 and was established in Nashville ten years later focusing on problems specific to the area.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open to both members and non-members. A confirmation email will be sent to you immediately following registration. A follow-up email from your event leader will be sent closer to the event date. Limited to 10 individuals.