Local business to distribute blankets to Salvation Army

Released by The Salvation Army, Carter BloodCare, and Independent Insurance Agents of Tyler:

TYLER, TX - The Independent Insurance Agents of Tyler will distribute blankets to The Salvation Army in honor of those who gave blood at Blankets For Life blood drives in 2010.

The blankets will be distributed on Monday, December 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Tyler's Salvation Army at 633 N. Broadway Ave.

The Independent Insurance Agents of Tyler recognized that within our community there are many people in need. This project has helped to serve two of those populations; those in need of blood and those in need of warmth.

Every year, approximately 4.5 million lives are saved by blood transfusions, and there is no substitute to human blood. Last year, The Salvation Army distributed over one thousand blankets to families in need. The weather has turned and nights with no source of heat can be very long and dangerous.

This is the second year for the Blankets For Life campaign and in one short year, the campaign has increased the number of blankets being distributed by 60%.

For more information contact Vicki Hastings—903-592-4361, 903-283-8626 (cell) vicki_hastings@uss.salvationarmy.org