The Salvation Army of Alpena is collecting winter clothes so they can distribute them in October.
As part of their Share the Warmth for All Program, they’re taking in coats, boots, gloves, snow pants, hats and whatever else someone can wear to keep them warm. Last year they served over 270 people with over 470 items given away.
This year with how the economy is, it’s more important than ever for the people who can’t afford to buy winter clothes. “We know that coats and hats and gloves, especially coats, can range anywhere between $25 and $55, and that could be a full tank of gas,” said Maj. Prezza Morrison. “If we can provide that for them then they know ‘oh good if I have this from the salvation army then I can go get gas or pay a utility bill’.”
The salvation army will be collecting clothes until Friday October 14.