As I'm writing this, Southeast Minnesota is in the middle of a pretty massive heat wave so asking for you to look in your closets and storage for this particular item might seem odd.  But Rochester, Minnesota, an organization in town needs our help ASAP.

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Nonprofit in Rochester, Minnesota Asking Community for Blanket Donations

Just the other day, I was at the Salvation Army in Rochester and had an opportunity to meet some of the individuals in our community that are helped by this nonprofit.  Unfortunately, there is an item that everyone needs that is missing.  Blankets.

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We have run out of blankets for our homeless clients in our Social Services Resource Room. Donations of blankets are greatly appreciated. Donations can be brought to 115 First Avenue NE here in Rochester. Thank you and God Bless! - Rochester, MN Salvation Army Facebook Page

Here's where you can drop off blankets to help people in the Rochester area

Let's help The Salvation Army get stocked up so there are enough blankets for the winter months that are coming.  The Salvation Army is located at 115 1st Ave. NE in Rochester, Minnesota and you can easily drop off blankets there.  (Get directions here.)

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Learn more about The Salvation Army and how they help the community

You may know about The Salvation Army because of the services they provide during disasters.  For example, The Salvation Army's Disaster Services Team is getting ready to head to Kentucky to help with the flooding that recently happened.  But The Salvation Army also helps in the following areas too: providing housing, curing hunger, empowering youth, equipping families, sharing God's love, helping people combat addiction, rent and utility assistance, the Good Samaritan Clinic, and more.

You can read more about how you can help and more about The Salvation Army at their website here.

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