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Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
December 3, 2007
Albany -- Scout troops at an Albany church took the lead tonight, in a project to make sure south Georgia kids who need a coat to stay warm this winter get one.
Central Monitoring and the Southwest Georgia Food Bank kicked-off their annual "One Warm Coat" campaign at the Avalon United Methodist Church in Albany tonight.
Boy scouts and girl scouts delivered coats to get the drive off to a good start.
Jordan Denson from Girl Scout Troop 268 says giving to the less fortunate is important. "We went out and we collected coats. You could have taken some of your old coats. And we're going to give them to people who are not as fortunate as us," Denson said.
Central Monitoring Sales Manager Kevin Hogencamp says tonight's event was a success. "We're off to a great start. Without even promoting the coat drive yet, we're going to have collected a couple dozen coats tonight at least. We'll see, they're still coming in," Hogencamp said.
They will be collecting new and gently used coats of all sizes, although children's sizes are most needed.
Collection boxes are located at all eleven Albany Fire stations and at Central Monitoring.
A drop-off point will soon be set up at the Albany mall.