Salvation Army Gives Out 6,000 Coats For The Winter


TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Donating just one coat can make all the difference to a family in Topeka.

Topekans lined up in the cold, the line winding inside The Salvation Army, to get a good winter coat for the season.

The Salvation Army partnered with Scotch Cleaners for the annual "Share the Warmth" campaign, in which used coats were donated, cleaned by Scotch and then distributed to anyone who needs them.

Organizers said 6,000 coats were donated this year and hoped to give them all away. More than 8,500 coats were given out in 2012.

Many children and adults would go without the warm protection of a coat if it weren't for Share the Warmth.

More than 220,000 coats have been donated throughout the 27 years of the yearly campaign.


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