How long does that guy who chose to be homeless have to stay where?

"What are you going to do about that homeless guy?" This is a natural question posed to an officer of The Salvation Army. The only proper response is, "What homeless guy?" The conversation usually continues with a descriptor, "the one on the…

Why can’t they be my neighbors?

I like mowing my neighbors’ lawns. Just the other day I had the opportunity to mow the lawn for another neighbor. Well, that now makes four lawns besides my own. Two of the neighbors I haven’t met yet; however, they don’t seem to mind…

It is with whom we drink coffee that we are more fully known.

What does who you drink coffee with say about you? As I sit in the 12 South community drinking my Appley Ever After seasonal blend, I wonder why would someone wait in line 30 minutes for a coffee in a crowded setting?  The answer is…

Quality of Life is Life in Community

Reflecting the Quality of Community in the Lives of Others Increases the Quality of Life of Us.   Nashville is the "It" City.  It is the home of The Salvation Army since 1890 and The Salvation Army Social Justice and Research Center. …

Providing Choices Increases Quality of Life

When Hope is Connected to Opportunity, Quality of Life Can be Found Choice, hope, and opportunity increase quality of life. Quality of Life is found by the choice of the individual, The Salvation Army's fight for Social Justice and the accountability…
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Salvation Army Nashville Responds to Hurricane Harvey

[Nashville, TN] (August 28, 2017) – The Salvation Army in Nashville has dispatched a two man team and canteen (mobile kitchen) to assist with response efforts to Hurricane Harvey in Texas. They will be assisting with feeding and emotional…

New Commander's Message

What an exciting time it is to gather together in Central Tennessee through the mission of The Salvation Army. We give thanks for the opportunity to serve with you in Nashville, a place to Belong: Engage: Lead: Prosper, the “It” city. I…
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From Barely Managing to Manager: Erica’s Success Story

Erica* and her family were introduced to The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Program through our partnership with the Metro Social Services Coordinated Entry System after becoming homeless while fleeing from domestic violence. Through weekly…
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One Man's Journey from Cocaine to Christ and Beyond...

For Anthony Holmes it all seemed so simple. “I had the attitude that I am already in trouble, so I guess I should get the most out of it,” he said. Raised in Nashville by a single mother who worked two jobs to support him and his brother,…

Salvation Army Retail Makes Comeback

Thrifting with the Salvation Army is back, thank goodness. After more than five years of having no Salvation Army stores in Nashville to shop in or donate to, as a result of the 2010 flood, a new Salvation Army Family Store has opened…