Salvation Army reaching out to homeless as temperatures drop - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Salvation Army reaching out to Lubbock's homeless as temperatures drop

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

With freezing temperatures in the forecast, many are snuggled up in blankets at home with the heaters on. But not everyone has that luxury - some are living on the streets.

That's why employees at the Salvation Army constantly monitor temperatures to make sure Lubbock's homeless stay warm as well. 

Dianne Taylor, Social Services Director, says they take every freeze seriously.

"If it gets below 32 degrees at 6 o'clock, we get volunteers, employees, ready to go where we go out and try to find people and bring them in - just to give them a warm meal and a warm place to stay for the night," said Taylor.

Taylor says the Salvation Army's doors are always open during freezing temperatures and they always have extra cots on hand to set up.

You can donate or learn more here: http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_lubbock.nsf.

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