For Immediate Release
Media contact: Amanda Long
The Salvation Army
Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 102
Cell: (417) 315-9441
Springfield, MO (November 12, 2015) Aaron and Amanda Peasron will serve at the 2015 Salvation Army Tree of Lights Co-Chairs. As Co-Chairs for the 2015 Tree of Lights Campaign, The Peasron’s will assist in raising community support and awareness for The Salvation Army, its programs, and services.
“Having such a traumatic event in your life makes you realize how precious and fragile it is,” said Aaron and Amanda. “We want to invest as much time and energy as possible helping the community that helped and supported us through everything. Telling our story and helping others, especially during the Christmas season, is something we are so honored to do.”
Aaron and Amanda Pearson were married in June of 2010. They have a four year old son, Jackson, and a one year old daughter, Jovie.
Prior to Aaron’s life changing incident, Aaron was an officer with the Springfield Police Department and Amanda was a schoolteacher. The early morning of January 26, 2015 changed them forever. Aaron is working to recover from his injuries and is getting stronger each day. Amanda provides critical support to Aaron’s recovery process while caring for their children and taking care of the many other needs at home. In their free time they like to spend time with their children and their four pets which range from 160 pounds to 5 pound.
They look forward to giving back to the community that gave so much to them. For more information, please call The Salvation Army at (417) 862-5509.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.