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AT&T donations of hats, mittens

AT&T gives $10K; customers donate winterwear

Added on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Yesterday the Twin Cities Salvation Army was thrilled to receive a $10,000 gift from AT&T Minnesota, along with several collection bins full of new winterwear donated by the company’s customers.

AT&T employee loads hats and mittens into a vanThe money and clothing will support Salvation Army housing facilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which provide shelter to about 350 people every night.

The winter items included hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. They were collected at 22 AT&T stores in the Twin Cities.

Providing a warm place for people to ride out the Minnesota cold is a top priority for The Salvation Army this time of year. When the cold hits, many of The Salvation Army’s worship and service centers in the Twin Cities become warming centers for those looking to escape the bitter cold during the day. The Salvation Army also shelters hundreds of people at our Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis.

Paul Weirtz donates $10K from AT&T“The Twin Cities Salvation Army is making a real difference in the community by helping those less fortunate during their time of need,” said Paul Weirtz (pictured right), president of AT&T Minnesota. “As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, AT&T is proud to support The Salvation Army’s housing facilities and help those experiencing homelessness in the city.”

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 Learn more about how The Salvation Army fights poverty in your community.