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One Warm Coat program gearing up in Albany

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Albany businesses and firefighters are joining together again to collect coats for people in need.

This is the fifth year for the One Warm Coat Program, founded by Central Monitoring.

Last year the program collected more than 1600 coats that were distributed through the Second Harvest Food Bank.

With many people struggling to make ends meet, organizers say the need is great again this year. One Warm Coat marketing manager Amanda Matthews said "The idea is to make sure that everybody in the community has a coat, so that no one is left out. No one should have to be cold."

The greatest need is for children's coats.

Organizers will place donation boxes in Albany businesses, fire stations, and most schools in coming weeks.  If you'd like a box in your business, call 434-1176.

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