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Coat drive coming to Madawaska

MADAWASKA, Maine — With winter right around the corner, the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary 147 is gearing up to hold a coat drive on Oct. 26 at the Legion. 

This is the first year the group organized the project that they hope will help prepare those in need of coats for the winter ahead. Coats should be clean and in good condition.

The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the program to promote a hands on project for the community, according to Bridget Daigle, in charge of public relations for the organization. 

“We hope to help many members of the community to keep warm this winter,” she said. 

Daigle said that this event is important for those in need because there are no guidelines or requirements to getting a jacket. 

“Many programs go by your income, which leaves some people who really need the help, without getting aid,” she said. 

People donating coats are asked to drop off the coats from 8 to 11 a.m. and the coats collected will be available for others to come and get from 1 to 4 p.m. 

The remaining coats unclaimed will be distributed to different organizations in the area.

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