Coat Drive Helps Community To Stay Warm

 

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)— The Salvation Army Thrift Store is helping the community to stay warm this winter.

The Salvation Army coat drive started on December 7th and will continue until all coats are gone. Anyone can walk into the store and take a coat free of charge to keep warm during the winter temperatures.

The Salvation Army understands hardships during the holiday season and are helping to overcome them by giving to those in need.

“The coat drive is something we’ve been doing for years basically. The needs of coats sometimes take second place to trying to pay a bill or trying to put some groceries in the house and sometimes you make a sacrifice where obviously you shouldn’t. That’s why we believe it’s important to throw this drive,” said Stephanie Pone, Store Manager of Salvation Army Thrift Store in Beckley.

The store will be also giving out gloves, hats and scarfs to help children and families bundle up especially as the temperatures are dropping.