AKRON, Ohio – The frigid weather could be having a major impact on donations to the Salvation Army. The number of people giving up coats and gently-used clothing is down at least 60 percent at area stores, according to the agency.
“We’re desperate. I have to say we are,” said Major Gayle Miga from the Salvation Army in Akron.
A few shipments of donated clothing arrived at sorting facility on Grant Street in Akron on Friday, but the overall piles of clothing have been dwindling since last November.
Recent deliveries to the center have been adding up to 3,000 pounds of clothing, significantly lower than what the Salvation Army is used to receiving.
“We usually would get anywhere from 30,000 or 40,000 (pounds) or up a day,” Miga explained.
The Salvation Army is especially concerned about the low number of coats on hand. Miga said 5 Akron area stores have a couple of hundred coats between them.
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