Salvation Army low on supplies, asks for donations - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Salvation Army low on supplies, asks for donations

This year's winter season has brought 82 days of temperatures below freezing, forcing people who are looking to get out of the cold to flock to the Salvation Army.

Now the organization says it's at a loss for some vital resources, including winter-time basics like gloves and scarves. They also need toiletries, including towels and soap for residents.

Dianne Taylor, a social services director, helps stock the shelves with necessities for men staying at the Salvation Army.

But now, she said, the shelves are completely bare because the number of people using the facility outweighs the amount of resources they have.

"In the past three days there have been at least 57 on our emergency cots in our men's shelter," Taylor said. "Initially, when we created the forum, emergency cots were just at eight. Now, we've had to redo the forms to accommodate and grow."

If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so at the Salvation Army. It's located downtown on the corner of 16th St. and Ave. J.

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