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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…
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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…
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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…
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From Going it Alone to A New Meaning to Family: Johnnie's Journey

The script is set in stone. Who gets to deliver the lines each morning is up for grabs. Johnnie Greer-Martin pursued her GED through the Salvation Army’s Red Shield program to set an example for her three young children who are still living…
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Growing Up Behind the Shield: Reggion's Journey

"How are you today, Ms. Ernie?" Reggion says while reminding his two younger siblings to buckle up as they are picked up by Sgt. Ernie Simms of Berry Street Corps on their way to a corps activity. “He is an amazing kid”, says Sgt. Ernie…
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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,…