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Salvation Army assisted by Sleep Inn

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  As people continue to pour into the Salvation Army's shelter in Albany, the demand for supplies grows.

The shelter has been full every night because of sub-freezing temperatures and that's drained their supplies. Now, an Albany hotel is stepping up to help re-stock personal hygiene items and is hoping other hotels and motels will join the cause.

Making sure you have the amenities when you're away from home is the business of every hotel. Most keep things like shampoo, soap, and other personal hygiene items on hand, now they're planning to donate some of these items to those who really need them.

When guests at the Sleep Inn leave necessities at home, usually the Inn's supply closet can fill that need whether it's soap, shampoo, or a razor. Owner Jaye Lomax realizes others are in need as well.

"The Salvation Army shelters are full and they are in dire need of toiletries like small toothpaste, and toothbrushes, and small shampoos and conditioners and stuff," said Jaye Lomax, Sleep Inn Director of Sales.

She's asked all the hotels in Albany to donate what they can.

"We have about 28 hotels in this town, 30 now if each hotel would donate a quarter box of shampoos, conditions, toothpaste and stuff that would last them a little while," said Lomax.

Lomax is also asking her supplier to consider selling the boxes to those wanting to donate at a reduced rate. "If they can give us more discounts for the good cause and be partners with us then that would be even better," says Lomax.

For the Salvation Army, the help couldn't come at a better time.

"We're up 14 percent, that's not including this month alone," said Captain Doug McClure, The Salvation Army.

While they got help from the Marines this weekend with their food pantry they still need those personal supplies.

"We still have overflow, we still have another group working with us for overflow so we still have people coming in," said McClure.

"Even though we don't have much to share, we have to share it and that's what it's about," said Lomax.

 They're supplies the shelter needs all year long, but right now more than ever. The Salvation Army has dropped off several Toys for Tots boxes at the Sleep Inn for those who want to make a donation whether it's personal items, food, or blankets and towels.

You can reach Jaye Lomax for information about donates at the Sleep Inn by calling (229)888-5595 or emailing her at

 The Salvation Army will pick up items dropped off at the Sleep Inn. They say donated items can also be dropped off at the Salvation Army.

Donation items price list




Tooth Brush

Tooth Paste

Shaving Cream



Bath soap

Facial soap

Toilet paper

Facial Tissues

144 per case

144 per case

144 per case

144 per box

1000 per case

144 per case

144 per case

96 per case

500 per case

1000 per case

80 roll per case

72 boxes pr case

$20.50 per case

$20.50 per case

$20.50 per case

$12.00 per case

$121.00 per case

$100.00 per case

$21.00 per case

$37.00 per case

$43.00 per case

$54.00 per case

$38.00 per case

$40.00 per case



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