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October 22, 2007

Albany--  A South Georgia alarm company is going beyond keeping homes and businesses safe. They're making sure people in the community stay warm this winter.

Last year, Central Monitoring kicked off their One Warm Coat campaign. It's a national program that provides new or gently used coats for people who need them.

People in South Georgia donated more than 2,200 coats last winter. Organizers say they will be happy if they collect half that number this year.

"Last year we conducted our first coat drive and it was way beyond our expectations. We thought if we got a couple hundred coats, that would be awesome but we ended up collecting 2,218 coats last year and distributing them to agencies that are served by the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia," said Kevin Hogencamp with Central Monitoring.

Central Monitoring spent Monday planning out this year's strategy. They plan to begin collecting coats by the beginning of November. Coats can be donated at any Albany Fire Station or at the Central Monitoring office on Pine Avenue.

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