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Grand Avenue Announces Perpetual Gift to Nashville Police Support Fund

September 14, 2012

Grand Avenue, the leading ground transportation company in the Nashville area, has announced that it will donate $1 per every reservation made to the Nashville Police Support Fund, which is housed within the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Grand Avenue CEO Carl Haley on September 14th presented Chief Steve Anderson with an initial check for $1,500. The company’s continuing donation to the Nashville Police Support Fund is expected to total at least $2,000 each month.

“Our police department does tremendous work every day to keep our citizens and roadways safe,” said Haley, a former police officer in Starkville, Mississippi. “By supporting the police fund, and through the creation of a new mobile app that makes it easier for persons to book transportation if they have had too much to drink, Grand Avenue is promoting a safer Nashville.”

The app is available at GrandAvenueWorldwide.com/app and allows users to book travel from an iPhone, iPad or Android device. Individuals can also use the app to receive a quote on future trips, review details on past and scheduled trips, track the status of flights, chat live with customer service, or call Grand Avenue directly for last minute changes.

“Our police department is extremely grateful to Grand Avenue for this generous donation and for its commitment to support the fund for years to come,” Chief Anderson said. “Our officers are on the streets every day risking their lives to promote public safety and protect Nashville’s families and visitors. It means a lot when a local business like Grand Avenue steps forward and demonstrates its gratitude for their work.”

The Nashville Police Support Fund was created in 2009 to fund higher education opportunities and other advanced training programs for Metro officers.

Pictured with Chief Anderson and Mr. Haley are (l-r) Deputy Chief Louise Kelton, Community Foundation President Ellen Lehman and Deputy Chief Todd Henry.

Chief Anderson talks with Grand Avenue CEO Carl Haley during a visit to the company’s offices on September 14th.