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Salvation Army in need of winter coats, blankets

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Salvation Army in Albany announced they are in need of more winter coats for people in need as winter weather moves into Southwest Georgia.

Major Kelly English with the Salvation Army said he has seen a lot of people coming in asking for warm coats. He is asking anyone who can donate to please bring winter coats to their West 2nd Ave. location.

The Salvation Army and the Albany Rescue Mission are also preparing to shelter as many people as possible during expected freezing weather conditions.

"We have seen an increase in traffic," said Maj. English. "We have given away a lot of coats this season, because of the weather. Of course blankets are always in demand.  More so this year."

He says the Salvation Army will continue to shelter and feed people during the winter storm.

The Albany Rescue Mission also brought in extra generators to keep people warm in case the power goes out.

Dougherty Emergency Management Agency officials said they may open more shelters as needs change.

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