Operation 'Chill Out' ongoing - donations still needed | Community Spirit
Winter months have operation 'Deep Freeze', so the summer months have operation 'Chill Out', both are geared towards helping those who might not have the means to help themselves.
The Salvation Army is kicking off their 'Chill Out' campaign and is asking for the community's help. Donations of water and other critical summer survival items are needed, to help combat the 100+ degree days that are on their way.
Naughton's Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is teaming up with the Salvation Army to help collect these donations. Each Naughton's location will have a drop box where people can drop off their donations. Operation 'Chill Out' started today and runs until August 30. Donations can also be dropped off at the Hospitality House at 1021 N. 11th Ave.
The following items are on the critical list: bottled water, sun block, lip balm, hats, and sunglasses.
“When businesses jump in to help during an extremely important time like this it provides an opportunity for the community to make a difference,” says Tamara McElwee, The Salvation Army Public Relations Director. “With the heat rising, more of our displaced and at-risk Tucsonans are going to find themselves needing important resources such as water and basic day-to-day items. Children and the elderly are especially susceptible to temperature extremes and dehydration.”
Naughton's donation locations are:
- 1140 W. Prince Rd.
- 4226 S. Sixth Ave.
- 6062 E. Speedway Blvd.
- 8190 E. 22nd St.
- 3936 W. Costco Dr.
For more information please call the Salvation Army at 795-9671.