Salvation Army’s winter coat drive is on

Linda Saholt

News Review Correspondent

Salvation Army’s winter coat drive is onThe current spate of cold, windy weather brings to mind the need for a warm coat or jacket this season. For those in our community who are in need, the blustery winds are especially difficult.

The Salvation Army is conducting its annual Coat Drive to meet this need. Gary Charlon, of Gary Charlon State Farm Insurance, has also pitched in to help collect gently used, warm winter coats and jackets to distribute.

“Help us bring warmth to the body from the warmth of the heart,” said Griffin.

“Please clean out your closets. Most people have at least one jacket they no longer use. We’re getting a lot of adults’ coats, which is great, but we need children’s coats, too. It’s especially important to keep children warm.”

Coats, jackets and sweatshirts can be dropped off at either the Salvation Army, 151 N. Downs St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, or at Charlon’s office, 995 N. Norma St., open Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“If you need a coat, stop by and see us,” Griffin said, encouraging those in need.

“All donated coats will be given to local people in need. Please clean out your closets.”

For more information, call Griffin at 760-375-7219.

Story First Published: 2012-12-05