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Charitable groups help comfort homeless during cold snap

Salvation Army, Lions Clubs hand out food and blankets downtown

Salvation Army staff will be positioned at various downtown intersections Wednesday night to provide cold weather relief.
Salvation Army staff will be positioned at various downtown intersections Wednesday night to provide cold weather relief.

SAN ANTONIO – As temperatures sank Monday evening, volunteers with the Salvation Army and several areas Lions Clubs handed out food, drinks and blankets to those spending the night on the street.

Using the Salvation Army's mobile canteen, they passed out hot chocolate, tacos from Grady's Barbeque, donuts and water.

Volunteers also provided transportation to multiple warming shelters set up by the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Emergency Family Shelter at 515 W. Elmira and the Dave Coy Center at 226 Nolan Street are serving as 24-hour warming stations.

The Goslinowski Social Services lobby at 910 N. Flores will also be used as a warming station open to the public from 8:30 am to 5pm.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations to help comfort the homeless during winter weather.

You can drop off blankets, coats for all ages, towels and hygiene products at 515 W. Elmira.


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