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One warm coat comes through in freezing weather

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  South Georgians need a warm coat this winter more than ever, and one organization is delivering.

The One Warm Coat Campaign collected 1,285 coats for those in need. Central Monitoring sponsored the effort. They stopped collecting on Martin Luther King Junior Day, but a few more trickle in since then. Drop boxes were placed at the Albany Fire Department and several other locations. The coats were given to Second Harvest Food Bank which handed them out quickly.

"In the past we've actually had a few coats left over at the end of the year and we gave them to other counties, this year the coats were donated almost as we were able to get them in. People really needed the coats this year," said Judy Randle, Central Monitoring.

One group recently gave the organization $250.00 which allowed them to buy children's coats which were in high demand. Over the last five years, the campaign collected more than 8,642 coats.

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