TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally and Tucson Councilmember Richard Fimbres will be on hand tomorrow for the delivery of 46 pallets of blankets arriving in Tucson for homeless individuals. The more than 11,000 blankets, which are being delivered through the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Homeless Blanket Program, originally were not expected to arrive until mid to late January. Following calls from community leaders for the blankets to arrive sooner, Rep. McSally intervened with the DOD to expedite delivery.
“This is a great example of our community working together at all levels to produce a positive outcome and solve an urgent problem,” said Rep. McSally. “I look forward to being on site to help make sure these blankets get to those who need them most.”
“This is great teamwork by local and national elected officials to ensure our most vulnerable and most needy citizens are being helped,” said Tucson Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.