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The Salvation Army in Nashville Deploys local officer to the East Coast in preparation for Hurricane Florence

[Nashville, TN] (September 12, 2018) – Lt. Nathaniel Revaula, the Corps Officer for The Salvation in Nashville’s South Campus, has been deployed along with 14 other staff members from across the Kentucky-Tennessee Division in preparation…

When Losing Your Lease Gives You A New Lease on Life: Nikki's Story

Nikki was late with the rent...again. No one taught her how to budget, run her own household or how to be a new young parent trying to handle it all on her own. After finding her lease cancelled, Nikki, who was pregnant and had a one year…
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Camp Changes Lives: Jahnae's Story

  Good food, fun counselors, and the experience to try new things are what make camp memorable for children like Jahnae. The first summer, being a girl from the city, she didn’t really think Camp Paradise Valley on Dale Hollow…

David's Story: From Abuse to the Super Bowl

“Domestic violence is something that only happens to women.” “A real man can take a hit, it’s not abuse.” Statements like these are not only untrue, but make it more difficult for men who are being abused to come forward and…

From Desperate Circumstances to Overcoming All Obstacles

Most people picture the face of domestic violence to be a young woman with children, but Jane* is 63 years old, a senior citizen, who came into our Transitional Housing program through a referral from the YWCA. Jane has faced many obstacles,…
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From Out of Control to Taking Charge: Stevie’s Story

Stevie’s childhood was far from what most children would dream of….drugs, poverty and sexual exploitation took the place of school dances and football games. She didn’t outgrow these issues as she grew into adulthood, they just followed…
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LaTonya's Story: When unexpected illness leads to homelessness...

Story and Photo by Branden Harvey LaTonya was 36 when she found herself homeless for the first time. “From the age of 17 all the way to 36, I’d always had my own home. I always had a place to open my doors for others.” She was working…
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Damien's Story: Lifelong Connection Keeps Him Coming Back

Story and Photo by Branden Harvey I met Damien at a cafe to interview him for this series last week & mid-way through our interview a man leaned over and said, “I don’t mean to interrupt, but are you Damien Horne?!” That’s when…
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Sally's Story: A cook with no food...

Story and Photo by Branden Harvey When I met Sally, she immediately started telling me about her daughter with a huge smile. She’s 14 and Sally’s whole world. Sally relapsed when her daughter was 1, but immediately recognized that…

Angel Tree is more than just presents...it is the gift of Christmas Spirit: Beatriz's Story

Beatriz Garcia loves Nashville. She also loves being part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree family. Two years ago, her mother signed her up to help with the Angel Tree registration. Being bilingual, Garcia helped parents feel more comfortable…