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IHS Coat Drive generates more than ever

submitted Isaac Sherman, Ironton High School senior and student body president, stands next to bags full of coats donated for the annual IHS coat drive.

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Isaac Sherman, Ironton High School senior and student body president, stands next to bags full of coats donated for the annual IHS coat drive.

For only going on for four days, the Ironton High School coat drive this year generated more than 100 coats.

“A bunch of students and some faculty donated coats to go back into the community for those who desperately need them,” senior Isaac Sherman, student body president, said. “One student brought 10 coats alone.”

Ironton High School has been doing a coat drive for several years, but this year was the biggest turnout of coats.

The Ironton City Mission picked up the coats.

“Coats will be given out for Christmas,” Jeff Cremeans, pastor of the City Mission Church, said. “Whatever is left from that will be given out in January for those who still need a coat.”

The mission gives out clothes twice a month.

“We had about 200 families we gave out clothes to in November,” Cremeans said. “We are expecting about the same number in January.”

Ironton High School takes pride in being a part of the community, Sherman said.

“Helping out the community is part of our job here, and representing the community is something that we’re all about,” he said. “The coat drive is a school effort, but there are a lot of clubs here at the high school that do different things to donate to the community especially in December. That’s when people need help the most.”