Salvation Army's Operation 'Chill Out' kicks off May 1, donations are needed | Community Spirit
The Salvation Army is kicking off their ‘Operation Chill Out’ campaign on May 1, this will be the 16th year they have hosted the program.
Naughton’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is again teaming up with the Salvation Army and each location in Tucson and surrounding communities will host a drop box for donations.
This is a much needed program for those less fortunate, with temperatures soon to reach 100+ degrees, not everyone has the chance to get away from the heat.
From May 1 to August 30, Operation Chill Out will be accepting donations of the following items: unopened bottles of water, hats, sunglasses, sun block and lip balm.
“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 Major Clement Leslie, The Salvation Army Tucson Area Coordinator, in a recent news release. “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 extreme temperatures and dehydration.”
The donations can be dropped off at any Naughton’s store location: 1140 W. Prince Rd.; 4226 S. Sixth Ave.; 6062 E. Speedway Blvd.; 8190 E. 22nd St.; 3936 W. Costco Dr.; or at the Salvation Army’s Hospitality House at 1021 N. 11th Ave.