Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Donations Needed For New Hospitality House

Salvation Army Advisory Board Member Carl Dameron, Salvation Army Band Leader Stephen Yalden and daughter Sophie Yalden, in the kitchen of the newly-relocated Salvation Army Hospitality House. This new kitchen is substantially larger than the one in the Hospitality House’s previous location at the San Bernardino Corps’ Headquarters building, and in order to make best use of it, the Army seeks donations of additional kitchen items. It also has an ongoing need for personal items for the shelter residents. Photo by Chris Sloan

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The Salvation Army seeks donations of kitchen supplies and personal items to help residents of its new Hospitality House emergency family shelter.

“We need some items to help us make better use of our new larger kitchen,” said Co-Director Capt. Nancy Ball. “We also have an ongoing need for toiletries and other personal items.”

The needed kitchen items are:
  • Six 6” deep rectangular pans
  • 10 4” deep rectangular pans
  • 20 2” deep rectangular pans
  • One 10-piece knife set, including cleaver
  • Four large spatulas
  • 10 serving spoons, both regular and slotted
  • 20 large cookie sheets
  • Two 6” deep, 18” wide and 24” long pans
  • Three 16” diameter, 24” tall pots
  • Six large plastic storage containers with lids
  • Six small-medium plastic storage containers with lids
  • Four large serving trays
  • Four large serving bowls
  • One large strainer
  • One small strainer
  • 10 medium tongs
  • Meats and other food items

The needed personal items are:
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby formula
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Combs and brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Body/Hand Soap
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Shampoo
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Twin sheets
  • Hand lotion
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Socks (men’s women’s and children’s)
  • Band-Aids
  • Pens and pencils

Hospitality House, the Salvation Army’s emergency family shelter, moved to its new location on Tenth Street on Feb. 1, after operating for more than two years in the San Bernardino Corps’ headquarters building, and for about 50 years prior to that at a now-demolished location on Kingman Street.

To make a donation, call the San Bernardino Corps Headquarters at (909) 888-1336 or drop off the donations at the Headquarters building, 746 W. Fifth Street, San Bernardino.

About the Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps
The Salvation Army may be able to provide emergency services including food; lodging for homeless or displaced families; clothing and furniture; assistance with rent or mortgage and transportation when funds are available. The Salvation Army Team Radio Network assists rescue workers and evacuees in such disasters as fires.

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church, and also offers evangelical programs for boys, girls and adults. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. Donations may always be made online at www.salvationarmyusa.org or by calling 1-(800)-SAL-ARMY.