Operation "Chill Out" in effect

Operation "Chill Out" in effect

CREATED May 1, 2012

Web Producer: Marlena Hamilton

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV )- Temperatures in Tucson are on the rise and it's that time of year for Operation "Chill Out" to start back up.

May 1st was the first day that Operation "Chill Out" officially started.

The Salvation Army is teaming up again with community supporter, Naughton's Plumbing Heating and Cooling, said Tamara McElwee, the Salvation Army Public Relations Director.

The two groups  need bottled water and summer survival resources for the needy, said McElwee.

Naughton's has been teaming up with the Salvation Army for 15 years, helping out the needy during these hot summer month's.

Every Naughton's location will have a drop box where people can come and drop off water and other summer survival resources during the summer .

“When businesses jump into help during an extremely important time like this it provides an opportunity for the community to make a difference,” said McElwee.

“With the heat rising, more of our displaced and at-risk Tucsonans are going to find themselves needing important resources such as water and basic day-to-day items. Children and
 the elderly are especially susceptible to temperature extremes and dehydration.” 

The Salvation Army is asking the public to donate bottled water, hats, sunglasses, sun block and lip balm to any Naughton's store locations or The Hospitality House at 1021 N. 11th.Ave.

For more information on Operation Chill-Out water drive, please contact Tamara McElwee at The Salvation Army (520) 235-2318 or Frank Naughton at 906-4767.