It’s time for Christmas here at The Salvation Army and while we know it’s several weeks away, we are currently registering families for the Angel Tree program to ensure children and seniors receive something special under the tree December 25th.
During the Christmas season we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers to help make our efforts possible as we seek to serve the Nashville community. We have a very small staff so the registering of families, the manning of Angel Tree booths in the malls, the sorting of gifts in the warehouse and the distributing of gifts to families are dependent upon the donation of time and talents by volunteers! One of those amazing volunteers is Liz Turner who we believe is a true Sally Star!
Liz Turner was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Nashville around 1989. In 1990, Liz caught a news article on television stating The Salvation Army needed volunteers to help register families for Angel Tree, so Liz jumped in her car the next day, headed in the direction of our Angel Tree warehouse and well, the rest is history!
In 1992, Liz became the Assistant to the Corporate Angel Tree Coordinator and remained in that position until 1995. The Corporate Angel Tree Coordinator works with local church, civic or corporate groups in setting up their own Angel Trees within their offices or organizations for their employees to adopt.
In 1996, Liz became the Corporate Angel Tree Coordinator which is the same position she holds to this day. Liz also joined our Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in 1996, which is organized to promote the purposes of The Salvation Army in a local community. Its activities may include special fund raising through approved projects, furnishing volunteer workers, operations of canteens, distribution of food and clothing, staffing of emergency shelters, leadership in group work, visitation of hospital patients, and many other activities.
Besides the work she has done with The Salvation Army, Liz has also served as President of the Bordeaux Long Term Care Hospital Advocates Board from 2001-2003 and as a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association. Liz is a proud mom of 3 children and one of her favorite things to do when she isn’t volunteering is cook!
Thank you Liz for donating your precious time (40 hours a week for 3 months) each and every Christmas as our Corporate Angel Tree Coordinator for the past 15 years! You time is priceless to us and the size of your heart is immeasurable! You truly shine each and every year and serve as a prime example of true selflessness and compassion for those in need of hope during the Christmas season! Bless you and thank you!