Coat Drive Underway in Beatrice

BEATRICE –  Some public and private entities are serving as collection points in a coat drive, to benefit needy families in the Beatrice area.

The city-wide campaign called “A Warmer Day” is being conducted by a Clatonia, Nebraska-based charity.  It’s aimed at providing coats and other winter apparel to those in need.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian’s Daake’s department is one of the collection points.

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Also participating and serving as collection points are the Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice Police, Beatrice Public Schools and the Gage County Sheriff’s Office. Persons are asked to bring slightly used coats, hats, gloves, mittens or boots to any of the drop-off locations.

According to “A Warmer Day’s” website, in addition to the Beatrice locations, there are drop-off sites for winter clothing items in Lincoln, Omaha, Cortland, Clatonia, Plymouth and Wilber.  The organization is hoping to collect some 3,500 coats during their fall drives.

The Beatrice drive is taking place in October and November, with a distribution of the clothing, to follow.

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