Warming centers open; AT&T gives warmth
As Minnesota is met with its first dusting of snow – and in some areas, a carpet of the white stuff – The Salvation Army is busy providing shelter for those who need protection from the frigid temperatures.
Providing a warm place for people to ride out the cold is a top priority of ours this time of year. When the cold hits, many of our worship and service centers in the Twin Cities become warming centers for those looking to escape the bitter cold during the day. Guests are met with fellowship, friendly staff members who provide access to our programs and services, and – in some of our locations – a hot meal. We also help people secure shelter for the night, including a warm bed at our Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis.
How you can give warmth
Join AT&T in wrapping our neighbors in warmth this Christmas season. Now through Dec. 12, the company is hosting a winter gear drive at many of its retail locations across the Twin Cities. Donations are needed in all sizes, from child to adult, and will benefit individuals and families served by the Twin Cities Salvation Army. Consider donating any of the following items:
- Warm socks
Participating locations include:
- 1 AT&T Tower – Minneapolis, 901 Marquette, Management Office
- Apple Valley, 7634 W. 150th St.
- Blaine, 10230 Baltimore St., #100 NE
- Bloomington, 7900 Xerxes Ave. South, Suites 185, 200, 205, and 301
- Burnsville, 14270 Buck Hill Rd.
- Coon Rapids, 12481 Riverdale Blvd NW, Suite E
- Eagan, 1400 Central Park Commons, Suite 180
- Eden Prairie, 590 Prairie Center Dr.
- Edina, 1945 Southdale Center, Suite 480
- Forest Lake, 1966 W. Broadway Ave.
- Highland Park, 2132 Ford Pkwy, St. Paul
- Hopkins, 415 17th Ave N.
- Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Suite S104
- Maple Grove, 8105 Wedgewood Lane
- Minneapolis – Baker Center, 733 Marquette Ave, Suite 240
- Minnetonka, 1800 Plymouth Rd.
- Rogers, 21410 136th Ave. N.
- Roseville, 2724 Lincoln Dr.
- West Lake, 1433 West Lake St. Minneapolis
- West. St. Paul, 1980 S. Robert St., Suite 110
- Woodbury, 10100 City Walk Dr., Suite 200
Poverty is an everyday battle that families don’t always win. Thankfully, there is an army of loving people like you who fight on their behalf. Your generosity puts food on their table, presents under their tree, and joy in their hearts. Join the fight for good by donating online or at a red kettle, becoming a volunteer bell ringer, or recruiting your own army of fundraisers at FundraiseForGood.org. Learn more about how The Salvation Army fights poverty in your community.
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