Plano Braces for Winter

With the winter fast approaching across Plano, Plano Overnight Warming Station remains alert and strong in order to provide shelter towards guests according to a Community Impact article from February 1 which reports, 

 

“The Salvation Army of Plano put out an urgent call for donations Feb. 1 for its Plano Overnight Warming Station ahead of freezing winter weather expected later this week.

 

A collaborative effort between The Salvation Army, the Collin County Homeless Coalition, the city of Plano and area churches, the station provides short-term emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness during inclement weather. Individuals who seek shelter at the station, which is located at the Plano Salvation Army headquarters at 3528 E. 14th St., are provided with a safe place to sleep, a meal, a hot shower and clothing items from the organization’s coat closet.

 

Salvation Army representatives anticipate the shelter will receive 85-plus guests per night during the upcoming freezing overnight temperatures.”

 

Despite the preparedness of Plano Overnight Warming Station, they released a request to the public to help them accommodate the growing numbers of guests coming into their shelter according to a Local Profile article from February 1 which reports, 

 

“1. Donate new or gently used items (see below for requested items) at the following drop-off locations in Plano through Feb. 28.

  • East Plano Islamic  Center (EPIC): 4700 14th St.  | (214) 744-3786
  • Dubs Tea N Eats: 3131 Custer Rd. #178 | (972) 985-2700
  • Taverna Rossa: 4005 Preston Rd.  #512 | (972) 403-3321
  • Pinstack Plano: 6205 Dallas Pkwy. | (972) 781-2695

 

Items that can be accepted at the drop-off locations include mens’ and womens’ shoes, socks, underwear,  jeans, t-shirts, coats, winter gloves and winter hats. The most urgently needed items this week include:  

 

  • Mens’ shoes in sizes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Mens’ jeans in sizes 30, 32, 34 / length 32
  • Mens’ boxer briefs (new) in sizes M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Men’s beanies in black, brown, tan, gray
  • Mens’ coats in sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Mens’ waterproof winter gloves
  • Mens’ hoodies in sizes L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
  • Travel-size hygiene items such as deodorant, lip  balm, tissue, etc.

 

  1. Make a financial donation by check, allowing POWS to shop for clothing and hygiene items.

Make checks payable to The Salvation Army-POWS, and mail checks to:  

The Salvation Army-POWS  

P.O. Box 86006  

Plano, TX 75074”  

 

Residents are advised to stay in their houses and avoid unnecessary travels. However, should they find themselves needing a place to stay warm, they may contact or reach the Salvation Army at 3528 E. 14th St 

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