Love INC sponsors coat drive


Daily Press staff

Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) of the Yampa Valley is sponsoring a community coat drive.

Donations of coats and outdoor apparel will be accepted through Saturday. They will be cleaned and distributed to anyone in the Yampa Valley who needs a coat.

Organizers are asking specifically for XL and XXL size adult coats and coats of all sizes for children. They request no sweaters or other clothing, but mittens, gloves, hats and ski pants are accepted.

To donate, take items to:

  • Loyd's Cleaners, 552 Breeze St.,
  • First Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way,
  • Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.,
  • First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.,
  • Hayden Congregational Church (UCC), 202 Jefferson Ave., Hayden, or
  • Love INC of the Yampa Valley, 656 School St.

The first set for distribution dates have been scheduled. Anyone, regardless of income, may get a free coat. Residents are limited to one coat per person per year.

The first distribution dates are:

  • 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 11, 16 and 18 -- Hayden Congregational Church (UCC), 202 Jefferson Ave., Hayden;
  • Oct. 23 to 27, and Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and Nov. 4 -- Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.; and
  • Oct. 28, times TBA -- Rangely City Hall building, 209 E. Main, Rangely.

For more information on the coat drive, call Love INC at 826-4400 between 2 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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