FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2013
Nashville Rescue Mission Benefits from “Extreme Volunteering” by Aaron’s during National Managers Meeting
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), the nation’s leader in the sales and lease
ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances
and accessories, will hold its annual national store managers meeting, March 26, 2013, in Nashville,
Tennessee. Now in its fifth year, Aaron’s associates will dedicate four hours of their meeting time to
“Extreme Volunteering”—a large-scale outreach effort to community projects. Their efforts will
benefit several local non-profits in the community, including Nashville Rescue Mission.
This year marks Aaron’s first visit to Nashville for its national meeting and community service
endeavor. During this four-hour volunteer blitz, over 2,000 Aaron’s associates will be volunteering
throughout the community. In addition to this enormous outpouring of volunteer service, Aaron’s is
also giving back through generous donations of furniture and various accessories.
While at Nashville Rescue Mission, Aaron’s will be furnishing 40 rooms, each with two new beds
(including frame, mattress and bedding), two dressers and night stands, two desks with chairs, a
microwave, refrigerator, rugs, TVs, lamps and artwork. These rooms serve as transitional housing
for men starting their new lives after graduating the Mission’s life-recovery program. Aaron’s is
also updating the furniture and furnishing in the Mission’s library, coffee house and lounge area.
“It is a great honor for Nashville Rescue Mission to be among those selected by Aaron’s to benefit
from their time in our wonderful city,” said Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO of Nashville
Rescue Mission. “We are overwhelmed by their generosity and impressed with their commitment.
The rooms will be ready for the men to move into that night and sleep in their new beds. Not only
will Aaron’s efforts bless the guests we serve, but their gifts and service will in turn bless the entire
In addition to Nashville Rescue Mission, Aaron’s will also be donating and volunteering their time
on March 26, at several other non-profits in the Nashville community.
About Aarons, Inc.
Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of
residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 2,050
Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada. Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur
and Chairman Emeritus R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron’s has been
publicly traded since 1982. For more information, visit http://www.aarons.com.
About Nashville Rescue Mission
Since 1954, Nashville Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless
through emergency services and life-recovery programs focusing on spiritual growth, education and
employment with a goal of restoring hope and transforming lives. Nashville Rescue Mission is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit and is located at 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203. For more
information, visit https://www.nashvillerescuemission.org.
Michelle Sanders Brinson