Salvation Army in need of donations for Operation Chill Out

Salvation Army in need of donations for Operation Chill Out
Operation Chill Out donation list (Source: Salvation Army)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Salvation Army of Tucson has kicked off its annual Operation Chill Out, which provides relief for homeless people during hot days.

Operation Chill Out began operation Wednesday, June 6 and will continue on days when the official temperature rises to 102 degrees or higher.

On those days, bottled water, sunscreen, hats and umbrellas are offered at Santa Rita Park at 22nd Street and Fourth Ave, the Hospitality House and the All Nations Corps.

The Salvation Army of Tucson is asking for the following donations:

  • Unopened bottled water
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Hats
  • Umbrellas
  • Sunglasses
  • Light-colored clothing
  • Volunteers

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 31 at the following locations:

  • All Nations Corps Community Center: 1001 N. Richey, 795-4504 (bilingual). Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Hospitality House: 1002 N. Main Avenue. 520-795-9671 (bilingual). Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. every day.

“We are grateful to our Tucson community their time and generosity. This program is so valuable because it keeps our homeless citizens supplied with the necessary water and relief supplies. Any water or supply donation will help us immensely so we can continue our mission serving the Tucson community during this time of need,” said Captain Ellen Oh, Salvation Army Tucson City Coordination officer.

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