Salvation Army: Cold Patrol successful in helping those in need during cold weather

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Lubbock, Oct 24, 2019 (Nexstar/Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas– The Salvation Army of Lubbock Cold Patrol was successful in helping those in need after a cold night in Lubbock.

The unit deployed at approximately 7:00 p.m. Monday and patrolled through the night as needed, according to the Salvation Army.

Here is a quick synopsis of what the Cold Patrol distributed last night:

  • 98 blankets
  • 15 coats
  • 68 pairs of gloves
  • 26 scarves
  • 38 hats
  • 62 hand/foot warmers
  • served 125 cups of hot chocolate
  • served 80 pieces of pizza

The Cold Patrol was also able to get five people and one pet off the streets and into their shelter, according to the Salvation Army.

According to a news release, previously posted on EverythingLubbock.com, states, “The overarching objective of the COLD PATROL is to sustain the lives of those living on the streets, get them into shelter and out of danger.”

Those interesting in joining the Salvation Army’s efforts can participate in three ways:

The Salvation Army needs people to adopt Angels for their Angel Tree Program, which provides toys and gifts for 1,200 needy children in Lubbock. Participants purchase gifts for the child and the Salvation Army gives the gifts to parents, who provide a Christmas for their children. Email Dawn Worthy at dawn.worthy@uss.salvationarmy.org for more information.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring a bell for their Red Kettle Campaign, which is their single largest fundraiser of the year. Funds support programs and services they offer through the holiday season and throughout the rest of the year. The Salvation Army now offers an online platform that makes signing up to ring the bell easy.

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for their Thanksgiving Day Community Meal and their Thanksgiving Day Meals On Wheels Delivery. Email marvis.steele@ uss.salvationarmy.org for more information or call 806.438.7041.

RELATED STORY: Salvation Army’s Cold Patrol deploying Monday night in Lubbock

Check out the image gallery below of the Cold Patrol in Lubbock on October 24. App users can CLICK HERE for a better view of the gallery.

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