Sweater drive now on for area needy

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Texas winters can be fiercely cold, but a handy sweater can keep the chill away.

Four local health-related businesses have teamed up to create a drive to collect new sweaters – as well as gloves, socks, hats, coats, mufflers, coats and blankets – to help those who lack these items and need help obtaining them.
“We felt like the area was in need of warm clothing for this upcoming winter season, so we’re asking the community to support us in this,” said Brooke Anderson, of Providence Hospice.

Providence, Parkview Regional Hospital, Limestone Medical Center and Guardian Healthcare are the sponsors of the drive, which runs the entire month of October. Then, Nov. 1 will be the final day of the drive when those involved hope for one final all-out day of donating to this cause.

“The last day we’ll be collecting is Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” Anderson said. “We’ll be set up at LMC and Parkview for people to drop items off.”

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