Now that temperatures are cooling down, there's more of a need to warm up little bodies. The Salvation Army says they're in desperate need of coats for children. But they welcome coats for all ages and sizes. Major Susan Walter says they have less than 200 coats. Last year, 400 were distributed on the first day and 700 were distributed throughout the duration of the winter. Salvation Army staff members say any and all coats will be welcome at the Salvation Army on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., but coats can always be turned in before or after that date.
Local dry cleaners are also offering their services, cleaning and harboring donated coats. Walter says she hopes donations increase before the first snow. All winter wear, including mittens, scarves and hats, will be accepted as well.