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Building Lives: Annual Christmas Warehouse Sale benefits homeless veterans


The Dodd family - Grandma Elaine, Abi, Grandpa Bobby and Mom, Angela boxes with wrapping paper for the Building Lives Annual Warehouse Sale Dec. 4 through 14 at the Lasko Fan Facility, 1715 Columbia Ave from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the We Build Lives program for homeless veterans and their families. 
Carole Robinson


 
Building Lives will hold their 5th annual Christmas Warehouse sale beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4 and ending Saturday, Dec. 14.  The sale is located at the Lasko Fan facility at 1715 Columbia Ave, Suite 320 (north building near flagpole).

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sunday.  This year features great gifts, household décor, kitchen items, stocking stuffers, heavy weight wrapping paper and gift bags, tissue paper and bows.
 
“All net proceeds from the sale go to help homeless veterans and their families,” said Tim Gareth, executive director. “We do it by providing housing, we furnish the home, provide job assistance and a resource coordinator to assist them during the two years of the program. We also offer a vehicle purchase program after they have been in the program 60-90 days.”
 
Building Lives has helped more than 300 homeless veterans successfully transition to independent living.  The organization is a 501-C-3 non profit serving Nashville and surrounding counties.  Building Lives is dedicated to serving the needs of homeless veterans and their families.  These veterans have given much from their lives so we all may live in freedom.
Proceeds from this event will allow Building Lives to continue to provide the services these men and women have earned.    

In Tennessee, there is an average of 2,844 veterans who are homeless every night.  In the nation, the estimate is 194, 254 who are homeless or in shelters.  Many are women and families with children.  Go to our web site for additional details: www.wearebuildinglives.org.
 

Posted on: 12/9/2013

 
 

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