By Brittany Selbert
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans Women's Association assisted the Salvation Army in spreading holiday cheer Wednesday afternoon sorting, bagging and tagging donated gifts at the Angel Tree Warehouse.
The Angel Tree program provides Christmas assistance to impoverished children and senior citizens who may not otherwise receive gifts. Through the support of donors children are given new toys and the elderly are provided with new clothing.
Coty Sensabaugh's fiancée, Dominique Jordan, expressed her thoughts about Angel Tree and what it means to the community.
The Tennessee Titans Women's Association assists the Salvation Army at its Angel Tree Warehouse Sort, Bag and Tag event. (Photos: By Brittany Selbert)
"It's important because it just reminds you that there are so many individuals in the community that are in need, and if you have the time and resources to help, you should," said Jordan. "Some volunteers can give monetary donations, some volunteers can give clothing, and some volunteers can give toys, but time is the most important because who's going to sort through these thousands of bags and boxes for these families? It just shows that it doesn't matter what you're giving as long as you're giving something, because it matters."
Many members of the Titans Women's Association volunteered, including staff, coaches and players wives, and significant others. Each volunteer received a list of Angels and found the appropriate gifts to add to each family's bag.
"It helps with all the donations that people have given," said Julie Arts, wife of Titans Director of Security Jim Arts. "And to have the donations get to the right people that need and want them for Christmas so that everybody can have a Merrier Christmas."
This year will be very special for all the Angels, as they excitedly open a gift on Christmas day.
About Angel Tree
The Angel Tree Program provides less fortunate children and seniors personalized gifts and necessities who would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.
Angel Tree also provides gifts and visits to nursing home residents, gifts and necessities for families of prison inmates and assistance to especially needy families in crisis situations (Adopt-A-Family). This year, the Holiday Assistance program will serve more than 16,000 individuals, including more than 9,000 "Angel Tree" recipients and 4,500 Food Angel recipients.