Middle Tennessee Roots
When its founders Lieutenant Colonels Charles and Shirley White introduced Angel Tree in Nashville, the concept spread across the country, benefiting millions from far outside the region. Lieutenant Colonel Charles White passed away earlier this year, but his legacy lives on. During the holiday season, about 3 million people across the nation rely on The Salvation Army to provide toys for their children on Christmas morning or a warm meal on Christmas Day. The holidays are about giving back, and GLOW is honored to help The Salvation Army pay tribute to the Whites and to further its mission.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information on how The Salvation Army is serving here in Nashville, visit SalvationArmyNashville.org.