Plano Overnight Warming Station in need of donations before expected freezing weather

Salvation Army Plano Overnight Warming Station.
The Plano Salvation Army headquarters at 3528 E. 14th St., Plano, typically operates as an overnight warming station in severe weather. (Screenshot via Salvation Army Plano Overnight Warming Station)

The Plano Salvation Army headquarters at 3528 E. 14th St., Plano, typically operates as an overnight warming station in severe weather. (Screenshot via Salvation Army Plano Overnight Warming Station)

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.

According to a Salvation Army press release, the most urgently needed items for the organization's coat closet this week are men's shoes in sizes 10-14; men’s coats in sizes L-3XL; men’s jeans in sizes 30/32, 32/32 and 34/32; men's waterproof winter gloves; new men's boxer briefs in sizes M-3XL; men’s hoodies in sizes L-3XL; men’s beanies in black, brown, tan and gray; and travel-sized hygiene items such as deodorant, lip balm, tissue, etc.

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.

In addition to donations of new or gently used items listed above, members of the public may also make financial donations to the station by mailing checks to: The Salvation Army-POWS; P.O. Box 86006; Plano, TX 75074.


Donation drop-off locations and additional information about the Plano Overnight Warming Station are available at https://planows.org.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.