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The Salvation Army needs donations for heat relief program

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 00:11:57-04

Triple-digit temperatures will soon be returning to the Old Pueblo, again. Unfortunately, as The Salvation Army Tucson begins it's annual heat relief program, they are in desperate need of several items.

Starting next week, the organization will go out to parks in town and hand out free water. The Salvation Army will initiate Operation Chill Out when the National Weather Service forecasts a temperature of 102 degrees or above , but this year, there's a lack of water and other supplies. 
Typically, they hand out about 20 water cases a day during the summer, however right now, there's only about 25 cases of water left to hand out and that's why they're urging you to make a donation. 

Corey Leith is a spokesperson for The Salvation Army, he says although water is the priority, there's a need for other items too. 

Here's  a list of items needed:

  • chapstick
  •  clothes
  •  sun screen
  • hats
  • sunglasses

Donations can be dropped off at :

  • The Salvation Army Hospitality House (1002 N. Main Ave)
  • Every Albertsons or Safeway store
  • Every Naughton's Plumbing location.

Monetary donations can be made by calling 520-622-5411, or online.