Salvation Army continues help to the homeless in the heat - Tucson News Now

Salvation Army continues help to the homeless in the heat

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Salvation Army is doingwhat it can to help area homeless tolerate this heat.

Today, they passed outwater bottles to about 100 people at three Tucson parks. It's all part of anannual program called "Operation Chill Out," which started up earlierthis month.

"They appreciate the coldwater," said Kimberly Holland, a spokesperson for the Salvation Army's HospitalityHouse. "It's something they don't expect. They're just absolutely appreciativeevery time they see us out."

Workers say they're stillin need of donations, from water to sunscreen and even lip balm. You can dropoff items to the Salvation Army'sHospitality House in downtown Tucson.

One of the most importantthings you can do in this heat is drink water.

"It's very important tohave access and make sure [to be] hydrated and we're not looking at heatexhaustion."

The Salvation Army workersplan to do this every day until the end of August, but they need donations fromthe public to keep it going.

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