CANDY CHRISTMAS AND BRIDGE INC. PARTNER WITH LOCAL CHURCHES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, CELEBRITIES AND MORE TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS, FOOD AND MORE TUES., DEC. 22, 2015
** Grammy winner Jason Crabb to appear **
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 22, 2015 â€“ The Bridge Inc. will once again sponsor the annual ‘Bridge to Christmas’ service under the Jefferson street bridge in Nashville, TN. The event is set for TODAY, Tuesday, December 22, 2015, from 4 PM – 7 PM where organizers will serve over 2,500 homeless, hungry and food-insecure guests under the Jefferson St. bridge. In addition, organizers will distribute brand new Carhartt coats, gloves, scarves, blankets, toiletry items, 30,000+ pounds of food, along with over 3,000 brand new beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. A special area for children, TOY LAND, will contain gifts, goodies and even a visit from Santa Claus!
Special Christmas music from the Bridge Singers, a heartwarming candlelight service with communion and a message of hope are among the scheduled activities. The Christmas story will also be shared and lived out as we gifts and hope is presented to the homeless and hurting of Nashville.
Faithful volunteers and sponsors from various churches, businesses, and civic groups will come together to serve those in need. A diverse group of passionate people will come together to bless the less fortunate and help make this event a tremendous success. The Bridge to Christmas is truly a place for the entire family to serve and help others – what Christmas is all about!
About The Bridge:
The Bridge is a weekly outreach that takes place each Tuesday evening at 6 PM under the Jefferson Street bridge in downtown Nashville, TN. The Bridge has been in existence since 2004 and takes place regardless of the weather. A dedicated army of volunteers serve hot meals to the homeless and food-insecure. After the meal, a special guest speaker brings a message of hope to the attending guests. At the end of the service, volunteers distribute bags of groceries, toiletries, and new clothes. The weekly average attendance (not counting volunteers) is between 500-700, and the Bridge has served as many as 2500 attendees.
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