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Written by Holly Nomura   
Monday, 09 July 2012 12:20
Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, is in desperate need of new or gently used bath towels and wash clothes.

People often come to The Salvation Army with just the clothes on their backs and the towels are given to new residents and their children (60% of the shelter’s residents are children) as they enter the program.

But recently, The Salvation Army’s Food Service Director noticed that some of the individuals having their evening meal at the community Meal Site were bathing in the bathroom stalls with cups of water.

A shower ministry was started by The Salvation Army to provide a clean, safe place for men and women to shower.

“Once this need for accessible showers was discovered, 20 people have used this service each week. It is another small way we can give people in the community some dignity when they are living on the streets,” stated The Salvation Army’s QC Coordinator, Major Gary Felton.

The towels and monetary donations can be dropped off any time at The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport. If making a monetary donation, indicate the funds are for the “Shower Ministry.”

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