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Big donation arrives at Lexington Salvation Army

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Greg Snow heard about multiple organizations still needing cold weather clothes on the news.
So, he decided to do something about it.
Snow said he hit up all his Facebook friends, and organized the impromptu clothing drive.

"Whenever the Salvation Army or any organization gives a call out for something that they need, the state, and our community and our friends truly respond with great generosity. And this is just a perfect example of that," said Townsend Miller, a Salvation Army coordinator.

"If you've been helped out, turn around and pay it forward, help out somebody else. And that's what we set out to do. And I thought we did a pretty good job," said Snow.

Snow takes the 'pay it forward' mentality to heart, he said for a very good reason.

"Two years ago, my house burned down and I lost everything I had. I was sitting there, with the temperatures like it is, saying, I got a roof over my head, warm bed, warm blankets and a loving family. I know what it's like to almost have nothing," Snow said.

Snow estimates that he brought in somewhere around 5-600 donates items of clothing.

Salvation Army officials say the cold temperatures have filled up their facility.
They have recently had nearly two dozen people sleeping in their lobby, in addition to filling 152 beds.


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