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The Salvation Army’s warm winter “Coats for Families” program

The Salvation Army in Ottawa County has partnered with the News Herald, Executive Cleaners and Howard Hanna to provide warm winter coats for local children and families in need.

The Salvation Army’s “Coats for Families” program will run from Oct. 1st – Jan. 2014.  This program is based on donations from the general public of new and gently used coats to be cleaned by Executive Cleaners at no charge and redistributed, cost free, to local families in need of a winter coat.

Last year, The Salvation Army collected and distributed over 1,000 coats to local families in Ottawa County.  

This is the 18th year this program has been providing coats to the local residents.  Collection areas for coats are Executive Cleaners, Howard Hanna and The Salvation Army.  

Executive Cleaners is offering a 10% off cleaning coupon to every person who brings in a coat for this program. They are providing cleaning of all coats, at no cost, and offered to be a satellite collection and distribution site for The Salvation Army.  

Anyone needing a warm winter coat can stop by The Salvation Army at The Sutton Center and pick one out.

If you would like to donate gently used coats, please drop them off at one of the collection sites listed or call The Salvation Army at 419-732-2769 and speak with Director Maureen Saponari.

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