Biloxi, MS—Coast Transit Authority facilitated the distribution of six pallets of lotion and conditioner from the IP Casino Resort Spa to The Salvation Army. This donation of personal hygiene products will be distributed by The Salvation Army this weekend during the cold weather sheltering and will be used for future needs of the community.
“We thank the IP Casino Resort Spa for this generous contribution of personal hygiene products to our community, coordinated through MPTA, the state transit association. CTA would also like to thank The Salvation Army for picking up and distributing these items to our unfortunate homeless population,” said Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority.
Earlier this year the Mississippi Public Transit Association (MPTA) State Conference was held at the IP Casino Resort Spa. The Mobility Manager Team of Mississippi spoke with the IP Casino Resort Spa about donating items to those in need. Coast Transit Authority has facilitated this through The Salvation Army.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous gift of hygiene products which will benefit not only our cold weather shelter guests this winter, but also our fresh and clean program that allows our homeless neighbors the opportunity to shower and have their clothes washed at our Center of Hope,” says Major Jerry Friday, Area Commander of The Salvation Army.
For additional information, call Coast Transit Authority at 228-896-8080 or visit www.coasttransit.com. Follow Coast Transit Authority on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay in the loop! The Salvation Army can also be reached at 228-374-8301 for information regarding Cold Weather Shelter, Shower & Laundry Services, or other Social Service programs.
Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority
Chris Forét, Assistant Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority
Major Jerry Friday, Area Commander, The Salvation Army MS Gulf Coast
IP Casino Resort Spa Team
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.