Collect warm outerwear now for Interfaith Coalition's annual winter coat drive

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 5, 2013 

Coats, jackets, gloves and other new or gently used outerwear are being sought by Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County for its annual winter coat drive.

The coalition distributes about 3,000 coats to adults and children in need each year throughout Whatcom County, according to its news release.

The clothing is being collected and distributed in October in a number of locations. Drop-off and distribution are at the same place, unless otherwise noted.

Bellingham: Drop off donated winter wear at many congregations as well as the Interfaith Coalition office in First Congregational Church at 2401 Cornwall Ave.

Distribution will be at the gym at Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A community meal will be served during Sunday distribution.

Everson: City Hall, 111 W. Main St. Collection is Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. Distribution will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ferndale: Drop off at Thrive Community Fitness, 1859 Main St., and Whatcom Educational Credit Union, 5659 Barrett Road, during regular business hours through Oct. 21.

Distribution will be at United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Foothills area: Foothills Food Bank at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6210 Mount Baker Highway near Deming. Drop off donated winter wear Monday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Distribution will be Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County at 360-734-3983.

Reach Kie Relyea at 360-715-2234 or kie.relyea@bellinghamherald.com.

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