TPD & the Downtown Partnership Challenge Downtown Businesses “Operation Gimme Shelter”
TPD and the Downtown Partnership Challenge Downtown Businesses to Help the Homeless Find Shelter for the Holidays with "Operation Gimme Shelter"
Operation Gimme Shelter runs from November 27 - December 31.
Chief Jane Castor is challenging downtown businesses to donate money to the Salvation Army to help homeless have a place to stay during the holiday season. The Tampa Police Department started the operation off with a $2,000 donation to a special fund within the Salvation Army specifically designated to provide shelter for the homeless. The Tampa Downtown Partnership is taking a lead role in the operation. They contributed $1,000 and they are reaching out to their membership to build more support in helping Tampa's Homeless.
Every $10 donation, provides housing for a night for someone living on Tampa's streets. With tonight's cold temperatures and the many cold nights to come, your $10 can make a real difference in a homeless person's life this holiday season.
The Sunset Musical Festival donated the $2,000 to TPD for this cause.
To donate, please visit www.salvationarmytampa.org or mail a check to PO Box 2839, Tampa, Fl 33601. Please put Operation Gimme Shelter in the memo line. Credit card donations can also be made via phone 813-228-7616.
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