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Gift of Warmth project seeking 200 blankets by Dec. 18

TYLER, December 17, 2013-- East Texas Refrigeration’s annual Gift of Warmth project is bigger than ever this year! ETR is donating and installing a central Heating and AC System into Habitat for Humanity of Smith County’s 100th Home and is working with The Salvation Army to collect 200 new blankets by December, 18, 2013.

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. According to The Salvation Army in Tyler, from November to February there is the possibility of issuing over 2,000 blankets, so the community’s blanket donations are necessary in order to meet the large need.

“Last year we received such an overwhelming amount of support from our customers and friends” said Todd Green, owner of East Texas Refrigeration. “Our goal was to collect 100 new blankets for The Salvation Army and we ended up doubling this amount.” This year, ETR hopes to collect even more new blankets and will match every donation made by an ETR customer to the Gift of Warmth project.

ETR and The Salvation Army are asking the Tyler Community to come together to help collect 200 new blankets by December 18, 2013 for community members in need of the gift of warmth this holiday 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 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Monday through Friday. Make sure to mention that your blanket is for ETR’s Gift of Warmth project. All new blankets collected will be distributed by The Salvation Army.

No time to drop off a 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 “ETR’s Gift of Warmth Tyler” in the Specific Use section of the donation page.

For more information, please call East Texas Refrigeration at 903-871-1450 or visit www.ETRtyler.com.

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