Ride for the Red Shield: Ruben Brown Makes a Stop in Nashville

As you know, former NFL guard for the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears Ruben Brown started his 7,000 mile motorcycle run to support The Salvation Army. Yesterday as part of the 11th Annual Ruben Brown Motorcycle Run, Ruben visited youths and Corps members of The Salvation Army’s Citadel Worship and Service Center in Madison, just outside Nashville, TN. Guests enjoyed grilled hotdogs, fruit punch and snacks, while participating in an exciting game of flag football. A few lucky children also had the opportunity to collect Ruben’s autograph.

Ruben also joined Salvation Army Officer Captain Patrick Richmond and other riders in the community on The Ride for the Red Shield. As part of the ride, Captain Richmond provided the riders with a tour of areas affected by the great flood of 2010 in Madison, as well as a variety of stopping points in Nashville such as The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope.

Ruben Brown with Salvation Army youths outside the Center of Hope.

Ruben Brown’s Foundation contacted us to participate in his cross-country motorcycle run to bring awareness to the work of The Salvation Army across the United States. I was honored to have the opportunity. As a motorcyclist myself, it was a perfect match for us to meet up and ride together,” explained Captain Richmond.

Make sure to look for Ruben as he continues his 7,000 mile run to other Salvation Army programs in Little Rock, Tulsa, Dallas, El Paso, Los Angeles and Milwaukee to raise awareness and funds for Salvation Army social service programs for youths along with others in need.

Supporters can contribute a $10 gift to The Salvation Army youth programs  by texting the word “RUN” to 80888. *  Ninety percent of all funds donated will go to support the work of The Salvation Army; the remainder will subsidize transportation expenses associated with the Run. Plus, donations will stay in the local community in which it was raised.

Be sure to follow Ruben’s progress at www.facebook.com/rubenbrownfoundation andwww.twitter.com/rubenbrownFDFN.

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