Kansas City, MO – The Salvation Army is teaming up with a local radio group to help the homeless stay warm, as Kansas City continues to suffer through one of the coldest winters in recent memory.

On Thursday, February 20, Hot 103 JAMZ and Gospel 1590 will kick off a three-week long blanket drive.  Hot 103 JAMZ and Gospel 1590 Want To Blanket Kansas City asks people to donate new or gently used blankets for The Salvation Army to distribute to the homeless through the organization’s Honk n’ Holler program. Honk n’ Holler is a mobile outreach program that distributes hot meals, snacks, personal care items and other necessities to the homeless three times a week.

“During the winter months, a warm blanket could mean the difference between life or death for the homeless in our community,” said Sean Tyson, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army.

Blankets of all sizes and weights may be dropped at the Carter Broadcast Group, located at 11131 Colorado Avenue in Kansas City, MO Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm. Donations may also be taken to any location that Hot 103 JAMZ or Gospel 1590 are broadcasting live from in the community.

Anyone who donates a blanket will be registered to win a pair of tickets to their choice of upcoming shows: Justin Timberlake, Ledisi or Katt Williams.

To find out more about The Salvation Army and Honk n’ Holler, go to www.salarmymokan.org.