“Our blanket drives are very important to help those who are in need,” said Chantel Millin, community and corporate relations coordinator for The Salvation Army in Tyler. “Winter is often the hardest time of year for those who are homeless. We average giving out about 120 blankets a week, about 2,000 each winter, so donations from the community are so important.”
New blankets can be dropped off from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at East Texas Refrigeration on 4700 Old Troup Highway in Tyler.
Make sure to mention your blanket is for the “Giving the Gift of Warmth” project.
All new blankets collected will be distributed by The Salvation Army in Tyler.
Donations also can be made online by visiting www.etrtyler.com and clicking on the “Giving the Gift of Warmth” icon. Every $15 donated will purchase one new blanket. Make sure to write “Giving the Gift of Warmth” in the Specific Use section of the donation page.
Call 903-593-9399 for more information.