As you prep for cold weather, The Salvation Army is collecting winter items

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — As you prep for the cold weather that’s heading our way, The Salvation Army asks you to keep them in mind.

When the temperature dips below 40 degrees, The Salvation Army opens as an emergency cold weather shelter to help those who don’t have a place to stay and escape from the bitter cold.

We’re expecting a few of those nights next week and The Salvation Army is collecting winter items to give to those who come in.

“Jackets, blankets, coats, shoes, anything that will help someone stay warm,” said Volunteer Manager Genie Baker.

So if you have something that no longer fits, consider donating to them. The Salvation Army also runs a family shelter, so they are accepting kids’ items as well.

“Kids grow so fast,” said Baker. “Just like anyone else’s child, children need new coats every year.”

If you’re looking to make a donation, you can bring it to The Salvation Army location at 1009 Dauphin Street in Mobile. You can also drop off donations at the Pensacola location at 1501 North Q Street.

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