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Warm Coat Project to be featured on national television

January 10, 2007

Albany - - A project to warm up people in need is gaining attention nationwide. 

Wednesday, representatives from The Weather Channel visited the South Georgia Food Bank to highlight Albany's One Warm Coat effort.

WALB is a sponsor of the drive organized by Central Monitoring and The Food Bank that so far has collected more than 1800 coats.

The Rescue Mission and The Anchorage came by to pick up some of the coats and give them away to people in need.

One Warm Coat is a national project and leaders in the organization say Albany's first coat drive is doing very well.

"Our organization simply exists to provide local communities with the tools and resources they need to do local coat drives to benefit people in their community and to help keep people warm. To see an event be so successful like the one here in Albany, Georgia is just inspiring," says Kelly Deen.

The last day of the project will be next Monday. Local organizers are asking people to donate coats at the city's Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

The segment will air on The Weather Channel Friday or Monday.

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