Donations are wanted as temperatures drop. (Photo: United Church of Christ, MGNOnline)

The Salvation Army is asking for help to battle the temperatures that have dropped below freezing all week.

According to a news release, the organization has received hundreds of calls from folks needing assistance with utility bills and supplemental heat to battle the cold.

In addition, the organization needs new space heaters, gloves, hats and hand warmers. Monetary donations to help with high utility bills are also accepted.


Donations can be made in person at 822 McCallie Ave. Monetary donations can be made by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or by visiting the website.

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“Our goal is to keep our neighbors safe and warm in their homes,” Kimberly George, marketing director for the Salvation Army, said in a prepared statement. “Everyone who shares the warmth through their gifts is showing their deep concern for those in danger of the frigid, life-threatening weather.”