It’s the day prior to the last day of school and a 6th grader from a local middle school here in Nashville rushes into our Volunteer Services Director’s office with excitement! He shows Misty his 3 medals, trophy and 4 certificates for academic achievement. He is beaming and grinning from ear to ear as Misty shares with us, his accomplishments. I ask Dameion what his favorite subject is and he replies, “Math.’ He then adds he would love to be a Computer Programmer when he grows up.
Just a few months ago, Dameion and his family were homeless, mainly living in local hotels until they could secure an apartment here at our Center of Hope. Dameion, his mother and his 2 sisters call The Salvation Army home and are grateful for the safety, stability, resources and love that they receive on a daily basis from the staff here at The Center of Hope.
We are super proud of you Dameion for staying focused, committed and dedicated to your education and for going above and beyond, resembling a “shooting star!”