FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 10, 2013
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Nashville Rescue Mission Unveils Renovated Chapel George Boedecker Jr., co-founder of Crocs, Inc. and founder and chairman of the Boedecker Foundation, provides significant grant to fund the project
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — On Friday, October 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Nashville Rescue Mission will unveil a renovated chapel, complete with new flooring, furniture, sound equipment, screens and high-definition projectors, lighting, acoustic paneling and paint, thanks to the generous support of the Boedecker Foundation. The remodel also included improvements to the stage and seating that will accommodate up to 430 people theater-style or 162 people seated at round tables. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be followed by the monthly graduation ceremony for men who are participating in the Mission’s life recovery program.
“We are so very thankful for the partnership we have with George and the Boedecker Foundation,” said Glenn Cranfield, president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission. “The Mission is dedicated to helping the hungry, homeless and hurting, and we look forward to sharing our renovated chapel with the people we serve.”
“Nashville Rescue Mission is meeting a critical need in the community and is an example of a world-class organization that positively impacts so many by showing compassion to those in need,” said George B. Boedecker Jr., founder and chairman of the Boedecker Foundation. “I founded the Boedecker Foundation with the goal of setting an example of the power of compassion for others who are less fortunate, and the Mission is definitely doing that for the people of Nashville.”
About George B. Boedecker Jr.
George B. Boedecker Jr. is an entrepreneur and humanitarian as well as the principal founder and
creative force behind Crocs, Inc., where he served on the board of directors and as their CEO from
July 2002 through December 2004. Mr. Boedecker served as the executive vice president and COO
of International Sales and Operations for the Quiznos Corporation in Canada. He is also a founder
and managing member of Oregon Food Concepts LLC, a franchise sales and support company that
owns and manages Quizno franchise locations in Oregon and Washington.
About the Boedecker Foundation
At the central and innermost framework of the Boedecker Foundation’s endowments are
partnerships and enduring relationships with organizations that have committed extensive resources
to improve environmental circumstances, provide access to healthcare programs, and create
opportunities for the children, the families and the communities they serve. For more information
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
Nashville Rescue Mission
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