FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — You can help those in need as temperatures begin to drop in Northwest Arkansas.
The Salvation Army is asking for any extra or unused winter gear like coats, gloves and sweaters to be donated to it’s location in Fayetteville.
“It really can be a matter of life and death and so it’s extremely important. If you’ve got an old coat that won’t fit anymore or a brand new coat you think you want to give someone. Now’s a good time to start making those donations,” said Area Commander Joshua Robinett with Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas.
When windchill temperatures are 34 degrees or below, the Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas opens its Cold Weather Warming Centers.
Even if its shelter beds are full, the center creates space and provides cots and blankets to people needing a warm place to stay during the day and night.