The Salvation Army Booth Centre is in need of 150 warm winter coats as temperatures start to dip.
The shelter at 180 Henry Avenue provides at-risk individuals with a place to keep warm during chilly Winnipeg winters.
“In 13 years I have not seen as desperate need for warm winter coats as I have this year,” said Randy Leavitt, the centre’s chaplain. “Without suitable winter coats, our guests are at risk for negative health impacts caused by exposure to extreme cold. They need good, warm coats of larger sizes so they can layer against the cold and keep warm.”
Coats are needed in larger sizes (L, XXL, XXXL) and must be in good condition with working zippers. Anyone with a donation can drop it off at the centre between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.