Farm Credit announces 4th-annual coat and blanket drive

Published 6:31am Friday, October 5, 2012

Special to The Post-Searchlight

With the hint of fall in the air, we know that cold weather will soon be here. That is why Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with area businesses to collect coats, scarves, knit caps, gloves and blankets for those in need of these items in our area, according to a Farm Credit press release.

The Community Coat Drive will begin on Monday, Oct. 15, and end on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Five Points Dry Cleaners is donating the cleaning service, and the Decatur County Family Connection will coordinate distribution of the cleaned items.

“So many families in our community simply do not have adequate clothing or heating in their homes,” said Allison Harrell, a Decatur County Family Connection board member. “Through this Coat Drive, families can know that people in our community really do care and are willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.”

“The support that we have received over the last three years from our neighbors and friends throughout Decatur County has been tremendous,” said Richard Monson, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “When our community recognizes a need, they always come through. We’re honored to be a part of this annual community outreach.”

Donations can be dropped off at the following Bainbridge locations:

• Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, 305 Colquitt Highway

• Five Points Dry Cleaners, 723 E. College St.

• Grace Christian Academy, 1302 Lake Douglas Road

New or gently-used coats, jackets, and blankets are recommended. It would be appreciated if mittens, gloves and hats are new. For more information, contact Liz Nogowski at (229) 493-0149.

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