This Christmas is a time to share our blessings with others in need. Dan + Shay made this a Christmas of miracles for three Nashville families. The country singing duo made the season of giving all their own by helping these three homeless families. Dan + Shay worked with the Safe Haven Family Shelter to give three families new fully furnished homes.
Safe Haven Family Shelter is based in Nashville and was established when two non-profits, Safe Haven Shelter and the Nashville Family Shelter, merged in 2003. They work with each family individually to identify their specific needs and help them to get back on their feet. Safe Haven’s primary goal is to help individuals and focuses on keeping families together. They provide families with the tools and services to help them become self-sufficient. Safe Haven provides full housing services for ten families at a time and provides assistance for up to 100 families a year. They continue to assist the families with programs and services even after they have moved into new homes.
Home for Christmas
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney partnered with Ashley Home Furniture to fully furnish the new homes. They made sure that all of the homes were also decorated for Christmas. After Dan + Shay revealed the new homes for the families they returned to Safe Haven and played songs for the families there. Smyers said, “I speak for both of us when I say it was life-changing. It put everything into perspective, and made us truly appreciate all the blessings in our life that we can sometimes take for granted.”
The families in the video were so excited and joyful at the blessing and hope of having a home. One mother said, “I’ve actually accomplished the hardest thing I was battling with, which was not having a home for my daughter.” Another celebrates, “We’ve never had a Christmas tree. We never had a home, and now my kids can have the perfect Christmas that I always wanted them to have.” All of the families have kids, and now every one of those children has a room of their own this Christmas.
There is nothing like home for the holidays
Dan + Shay gave these families a new lease on life by not just giving them a house, but helping these families create a home. Shay Mooney said, “getting to be a small part of that is truly an honor.” So many families all over America are hurting this year. The video showing Dan + Shay helping these families has brought out so many emotions among their fans. One person wrote, “Holding back tears at how compassionate and generous you guys are. You love to give back to your community and fans”.
Dan and Shay released their new song “Take Me Home For Christmas,” which seems especially fitting now.
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