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Church seeking coats

Published 10:23am Tuesday, November 6, 2012

IRONTON — First Baptist Church in Ironton is teaming up with Appalachia New Day Ministries to collect winter wear for a coat drive.

The drive will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the church’s Faith and Fitness Center on South Fourth and Vernon streets.

Michael and Lisa Smith, members of First Baptist, are coordinating the coat drive with Ray and Dorena Stewart of the Waverly-based AND Ministries.

Michael Smith said new or gently used coats for children and adults would be accepted, as well as gloves, hats and scarves.

“We’d like to have a couple thousand,” Smith said. “That would be nice.”

On the day of the drive, Smith said there are no income requirements to get winter wear.

“It’s a tough time for everyone,” he said “We’ll accept anyone that comes in. No questions asked.”

To donate winter items, contact the Smiths at (740) 643-0837 or the church Monday through Thursday at (740) 532-1240.

 

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