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The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is excited to announce our 

2014 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fort Whiting Armory
Luncheon from 12:00-1:00 pm
(Doors open at 11:30 am)

Country music artist and best selling author, Jimmy Wayne will be returning as our key note speaker, just in time for the release of his new movie and book!

Wayne came to Mobile in the spring, for the “Paint a Brighter Future” event benefiting The Salvation Army’s Center for Women and Children. His presentation was powerful – an inspirational story, intertwined with beautiful music. Wayne’s heartfelt message of hope is the perfect choice to kick off our Neediest Families Campaign at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

The Neediest Families Campaign is a program that aids local families during the holidays and throughout the year. In 2013, the Neediest Families campaign has collected more the $150,000. Half of the money raised aids the operation of The Salvation Army’s Center for Women and Children, a shelter that served over 300 women and children in the last year. The rest goes toward meeting the everyday urgent and critical needs of some of this area’s Neediest Families.

Jimmy Wayne survived a turbulent, abusive childhood. His father abandoned the family and his mother went to prison, resulting in Jimmy being shuttled to a series of foster homes. His stepfather tried to murder him and he became a homeless teen, living by his wits on the street.

With his new book “A Walk to Beautiful,” due on the shelves in October and a movie based on his bestselling book, “Paper Angels,” coming out this Christmas, we couldn’t think of anyone better and timelier to be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama’s Annual Meeting.

His self-titled debut album had four songs reach Top 20 on the Billboard country charts: “Stay Gone”, “I Love You This Much”, “Paper Angels” and “You Are.” His second album, Do You Believe Me Now, was released in 2008, and its title track became his first Number One hit.

But Wayne, still only in his thirties, has never forgotten the children who are in the same predicament he was. “I have been given this gift, and I want to use it well,” says Wayne.

For more information and to order a ticket,  please contact Kelly Hendricks by emailing Kelly_Hendricks@USS.SalvationArmy.org or by calling (251-459-6126).

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