The Salvation Army Nashville Area Command is kicking off its annual Forgotten Angels program on Dec. 1, 2013 in partnership with Twice Daily and Daily’s convenience stores.
Forgotten Angels Trees may be found in all Daily’s and Twice Daily convenience stores – 71 stores in all – from December 1 through Christmas day, December 25.
Proclaimed as “The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day” by State Representative Mark White, the Dec. 1 Forgotten Angels kick-off serves to raise awareness of the substantial need in our community and the entire state.
To kick off the annual Christmas assistance program, Twice Daily will host a tree lighting celebration at its new location at 1700 West End Ave. in Nashville on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. The celebration includes a performance by Jimmy Wayne and participation by state and local elected officials. There will also be store giveaways and fun surprises. Additionally, participating organizations across the state will be hosting Angel Tree lighting celebrations simultaneously.
“It is an honor to be the celebrity spokesperson for the Daily’s, Twice-Daily’s, Angel Tree and Forgotten Angels campaigns,” said Jimmy Wayne. “I was an Angel Tree recipient when I was a child and received my first guitar through the program. I encourage everyone to support these important campaigns.”
The Angel Tree program serves nearly 18,000 children and elderly each year, though despite these large numbers, many of these go unadopted. The Forgotten Angels program was created to ensure that no child or elderly adult in need in Middle Tennessee is overlooked during the Christmas season.
To fill the staggering need, individuals may simply drop off an unwrapped gift at any Daily’s and Twice Daily convenience store location. And as a small thank you, each person that makes a donation will receive a free cup of coffee or fountain drink.
“So many children and seniors right here in our community go without basic needs and do not experience the magic of Christmastime that we often take for granted,” said Tom Woodard, director of communications. “Daily’s and Twice Daily are extremely proud and humbled to participate in the Forgotten Angels Program.”
The Salvation Army, a faith-based non-profit serving Nashville since 1890, extends assistance to individuals and families in greatest need, enabling them to lift themselves from crisis to stability. Nearly 40,000 individuals in the Nashville community receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from emergency services, disaster relief for victims, outreach to the elderly and ill, transitional housing for the homeless, opportunities for underprivileged children, Angel Tree Christmas assistance and much more. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to directly support our programs and services in our community. For more information, go to www.salarmy-nashville.org.
About Twice Daily
Convenience Stores are locally owned and operated by Tri Star Energy, a partnership between local companies Kimbro Oil, The Parman Corporation and Motiva, a Houston-based joint venture between Shell Oil and Saudiaramco. It runs 71 convenience stores and supplies fuel to another 160 dealers. These family-owned businesses have called Middle Tennessee home for decades and are dedicated to providing high-quality petroleum products and the finest services available – all while providing employment opportunities and supporting many local causes and organizations. For additional information visit, www.twicedaily.com.