LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's a chilly start to the fall season, and that means kids need more coats.
Starting tomorrow, the Salvation Army is holding its annual Coats For Kids distribution day.
The event will be held at the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy.
From 9:00 am to noon, kids of all ages are welcomed to pick up coats to keep them warm this winter.
Lieutenant Aaron Johnson said there is a great need for winter clothes throughout Greater Lafayette.
"So, this week, when I was going and collecting the coats, people will buy bags of new mittens and new hats for kids, and they'll buy winter shoes, so it's not just coats!" said Johnson.
After the event is done, all the remaining coats will be located at the Salvation Army throughout winter.
"I was just driving this week, and I left work the night before it was warm, and when I woke up the next morning it was like twenty-five to thirty degree's, and some people need the coats now," stated Johnson.
Johnson said the drive will help thousands of children living in the Greater Lafayette Area.