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Salvation Army distributes nearly 400 coats at Coats for Kids event

Community members stopped by the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to pick up a coat and other winter gear.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 7:38 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 6:14 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hundreds of family members are coming into the colder season a little warmer.

On Saturday, the Salvation Army hosted its Coats for Kids Distribution. Community members stopped by the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy to pick up a coat and other winter gear.

The Salvation Army started collecting coats this month. Lieutenant Aaron Johnson said they gave away at least 400 coats and there are still coats leftover.

He believes Saturday's weather was a factor in the lower turnout.

“We knew rain was coming but you don't know what that means, you don't know that it's also going to be 30-degrees outside and they're here to get coats but it's still good, it was still a good turnout,” said Johnson.

Last year the Salvation Army distributed at least 1,000 coats.

This year Michelle Hinkle and Dawn Baldwin were two recipients who say they recently became homeless. The two say they’re grateful for all the coat drive provides.

“Lost a lot of my clothing and other various stuff, all my winter coats gloves, everything so this is absolutely a great opportunity to receive free materials that will benefit me for the winter,” said Baldwin.

“I'm very grateful for this program like she said, we were homeless, we lost everything, I had no winter coat until today,” said Hinkle.

If you didn't make it out on Saturday you can still get a coat. They will be on a rack inside the Salvation Army located at 1110 Union Street in Lafayette.

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