Salvation Army Asking For Water Donations

Day/Night Shelters Can House Up To 300 Daily

Mitch Kelly
June 02, 2020 - 6:22 am

Photo Courtesy: Salvation Army of Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - With excessive heat starting to grip Las Vegas, the Salvation Army needs water. Lots of it.

Serving hundreds of guests each day and securing their safety and well-being, not just in the face of the current pandemic but always, is what The Salvation Army Southern Nevada does for our neighbors in need.  The additional services provided during the past two-and-one-half months have stretched resources beyond their limits, and further services will undoubtedly be required as eviction stays are lifted.  Restoring the much-needed supply of bottled water will go a long way to ensure their services will not be interrupted or insufficient.

Where: Cases and pallets of water can be delivered to the campus at 35 W. Owens (between Main St and I-15) daily between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Should a donor have larger quantities of water to donate, they can call to arrange delivery.

When: NOW!  And any time going forward, please.

Why: Services provided by The Salvation Army daily include 3 daily meals to residential clients (450 meals), free Community Meal daily to homeless and other guests (400-500 meals), overnight shelter for up to 250 and, beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, Day Shelter for 200 – 300 guests daily. 

Each of these guests will need bottled water to stay hydrated in the Las Vegs desert heat.  The organization is down to its last pallet of bottled water and can use the help of our community to replenish the supply.

After being made to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, Salvation Army thrift stores reopened last Friday.