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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MLK Do Something Day 2014 [PHOTOS]
THANK YOU TO OUR DO SOMETHING DAY VOLUNTEERS:
Here is what we did TOGETHER:
Wrote letters and created accessories for soldiers, collected and packed toiletries for the homeless, created toys for animals, designed a Good Deeds puzzle piece to include in a mosaic, and donated at the cyber donation café at Laurel School
Painted murals, cleaned classrooms and sorted books at Glenville High School
Wrote poetry, lead nonviolence discussions and painted with the Salvation Army Youth Program
Beautification projects at Fullerton, Franklin D Roosevelt and Case Elementary Schools
Cellphone drive at Aio Wireless locations to be donated to the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy center.
Thank you to Aio Wireless, Laurel School and City Year for making this day a success! Also, thank you to the volunteers and students of the community that spent their time giving back with the Radio One Family!!!