Trout Funeral Home & Crematory Hosting Coat Drive
Ponca City Now - October 21, 2022 6:48 am
One Warm Coat
Trout Funeral Home & Crematory is hosting a coat drive to collect clean gently worn or new coats between October 24, 2022 and November 18, 2022, during normal business hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at 505 W. Grand Ave. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and helping Trout Funeral Home reach their goal of collecting 100 coats and 250.00 dollars.
“We are excited about our upcoming One Warm Coat drive and invite the community to participate and support our efforts. The need for shelter from the elements, like food and clean water, is especially urgent now. Due to the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the poverty rate in 2020 increased for the first time in 5 years. Currently 37 million Americans are living at or below the poverty level and struggling to afford basic necessities. All of the coats we collect will be distributed through My Favorite Things, 207 E Grand Ave, Ponca City, after the coat drive ends. This insures the coats stay in our community and help our neighbors stay warm this winter,” said Coat Drive Ambassador and local resident, Preston Childress
Last year, more than 400,000 coats were distributed across the United States to children and adults in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive Program.
“We’re grateful to our volunteer Coat Drive Ambassadors like Trout Funeral Home & Crematory. It’s because of our incredible volunteers that so many coats are saved from landfills and given a second life protecting our neighbors in need. Thanks to Trout Funeral Home & Crematory’s efforts, many people in this community will be warm this winter”, said Beth W. Amodio, President and CEO of One Warm Coat.
About One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat is a national cloud-based nonprofit organization that provides free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Over the past 30 years, One Warm Coat has facilitated more than 43,000 coat drives, collecting 7.3 million coats that have been distributed through 1,400 nonprofit partners across all 50 states. Individuals and organizations can get involved by donating coats, holding coat drives, and making financial donations. Every $1 donated warms 1 person. One Warm Coat believes in each person’s right to shelter from the elements and is committed to sharing warmth, without discrimination, one coat at a time.