Bringing warmth to winter
FEEL winter’s come early? It’s a harsh reality for some in the community and an annual initiative to help them out is underway again.
Portland District Health’s coat and blanket drive has begun, with the public invited to drop off clean, reusable coats, jackets and blankets to be distributed free via the Salvation Army.
It’s the second year of the coat and blanket drive, after being a blanket and food drive for the first three years.
PDH community engagement and fundraising officer Carolyn Malseed said there was such a great response to the change last year – 14 boxes were donated – that it was decided to make it permanent