The Salvation Army of Lubbock, beneficiary of the Texas Tech Red Raiders blanket for blanket line, gave away many of the 210 blankets they received as part of their Survive the Night program last night. With a coldfront that has brought overnight temperatures in the low teens to Northwest Texas, TSA Lubbock has visited homeless residents multiple nights this week with their canteen truck to distribute necessities for surviving the harsh weather.
Community Relations and Development Coordinator Shannon Sudduth explained the impact of With a Purpose's contributions, "Last night, during our Survive the Night program, we went out in the canteen and handed out hot meals, drinks, blankets, scarves, gloves, socks, and hats to around 45 people. The blankets from With a Purpose were passed out to individuals who face the cold every day on the streets. They grabbed five or six blankets from us at a time and headed back to the alleys, piled up the blankets on the ground and then on top of them, to attempt to keep warm. With A Purpose's donation of blankets enabled us to be able to provide that extra support and warmth to the homeless community here in Lubbock when the temperatures were below freezing."