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Bainbridge community coat drive already warming people up

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By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) –A Bainbridge community coat drive is surpassing expectations.

Organizers want people to keep up the donations.

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with area businesses to collect coats, scarves, knit caps, gloves and blankets for those in need.

They've had so much success since beginning last week that they're already distributing the items through the Decatur County Family Connection.

"Particularly in these times when money is scarce for a lot of folks, this is very important to a lot of people," says SWGA Farm Credit CEO Richard Monson. "And it's really a way for those of us in the community who can give back to those who are less fortunate, for us to be able to do that."

There isn't a target number for the coat drive. Organizers just want as many as possible to serve the community.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

· Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, 305 Colquitt Highway
· Five Points Dry Cleaners - 723 East College Street
· Decatur Auto Parts - 413 North Broad Street
· Grace Christian Academy - 1302 Lake Douglas Road
· AutoZone - 1020 East Shotwell Street
· Nichols Tractor - 1931 Dothan Road

New or gently used coats, jackets, and blankets are recommended. They would appreciate it if mittens/gloves and hats are new.  For more information, contact Liz Nogowski at (229) 493-0149.

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