Dangerously cold weather has created an extra strain on the Hopkinsville Salvation Army, which continues to be in need of donations.
Captain Mark Czanderna says the local Salvation Army has received multiple phone calls since a story ran on WHOP News Sunday regarding the delivery of space heaters and blankets to families in need of help.
The Salvation Army is still very willing to provide needy families with those items, but Captain Czanderna says only one blanket and no space heaters had been donated to the cause as of Monday morning.
Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army at 304 East 7th Street during business hours.
Captain Czanderna says the record cold has also put the Salvation Army shelter at capacity and they have been working with Christian County Emergency Management, the Red Cross and Aaron McNeil House to find solutions for what to do if more people show up needing a place to stay.
The shelter has been open 24 hours a day since Saturday afternoon. Czanderna says any donations of blankets or space heaters would be greatly appreciated and he has a list of people hoping the Salvation Army can help.