Salvation Army needs hygiene items for record number of shelter residents

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QUINCY — Because of a record number of homeless shelter occupants, The Salvation Army is seeking help from the community through personal hygiene donations. The 14-bed shelter recently housed 29 people using the space to seek refuge from the regions freezing temperatures.

In a press release, Major Shelley McClintock said, “Anytime we’ve called for help, this community has stepped up to give a hand up to their neighbors in need. Today, we’re asking for your help to provide personal hygiene items to those seeking respite from the freezing temperatures at our shelter. The impact that a simple pair of socks and a bar of soap can have on the quality of someone’s life is overwhelming.”

Requested items include shampoo, soap, deodorant, female hygiene products, socks for men and women, toothbrushes, toothpaste and warm hats and gloves to give to homeless residents.

Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Family Services Office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., The Salvation Army Kroc Center collection box during open hours and The Salvation Army Shelter at any time.

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