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Community responds to call for coats

December 21, 2004

Albany -- South Georgians respond to the Salvation Army's call for help for the homeless.

Tuesday Salvation Army volunteers are sorting hundreds of coats and blankets that the community donated. We told you Monday night the Salvation Army had only a few items for warmth, on one of the coldest nights of the year.

Salvation Army workers say they are overwhelmed with the response. Pam Barkley of the Salvation Army said "A Vietnam veteran, he came up and said I got up in my attic after hearing the newscast and I pulled these down, and said I'm not using them. So many stories like that. It's wonderful."

Some of the donated coats and blankets were handed out already to homeless, and the rest will be handed out through the winter months.

 But the Salvation Army will still welcome more donations, and say they could use gloves and hats.

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