House to Home Blanket and Clothing Drive

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Cold nights, chilly days.

It's tough on the homeless, but blankets and warm clothing make a difference.

Jessica Towner, operations manager at House to Home, says they have a greater need for heavy clothing and blankets during the winter months to supply those who walk through their doors.

So they are holding a drive and anyone wanting to make a donation can stop in 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday.

"Sweatshirts, warm jackets, heavy winter coats, socks is a big thing -- you know, anything to keep them warm and dry, to keep them from getting sick," she says. "You know, we don't want to fill up the ERs."

Towner says she can't always send people somewhere for a warm bed, but her biggest hope is to keep them warm, especially through the evening hours with enough blankets since a lot of them are staying alongside the river.

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