Tyler, TX — November 13, 2012 – As temperatures begin to drop, East Texas Refrigeration (ETR) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Smith County to provide a central furnace system to a family in need and would like to continue to spread the warmth throughout the Tyler Community with the Giving the Gift of Warmth project.
East Texas Refrigeration (ETR) and The Salvation Army are asking the Tyler Community to come together to collect 100 new blankets by December 19, 2012 for community members in need of the gift of warmth this winter season. New blankets can be dropped off at East Texas Refrigeration (ETR) on 4700 Old Troup Highway in Tyler, Texas from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on Monday through Friday or The Salvation Army at 633 North Broadway Avenue, Building Three in Tyler, Texas from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday through Friday. Make sure to mention that your blanket is for the Giving the Gift of Warmth project. All new blankets collected will be distributed by The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army Social Services office services approximately 120 families a week and each family can receive as many as 3 blankets depending on the family make-up and blanket availability. From November to February there is the possibility of issuing over 2000 blankets, so the community’s blanket donations are necessary in order to meet such a large need.
If you do not have time to drop off a new blanket, don’t worry. You can make a donation online for a new blanket by visiting www.etrtyler.com  and clicking on the Giving the Gift of Warmth icon. Every 15 dollars donated will purchase one new blanket for a community member in need. Make sure to write “Giving the Gift of Warmth” in the Specific Use section of the donation page.
East Texas Refrigeration (ETR) has been serving the Tyler Community for over 30 years, bringing comfort and quality into East Texas homes since 1978. ETR’s goal is to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter! ETR employs highly trained and responsive technicians who will ensure that your needs are met.
The Salvation Army in Tyler has been offering hope, compassion, and care to thousands of individuals and families 365 days a year for the past 115 years. This is done through the support of the community and the continued commitment to BE A SHIELD for those in need.
Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by building and renovating homes for low-income families in need.
For more information about the Giving the Gift of Warmth project, please contact Tricia Stout at 903-593-9399.