YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Salvation Army in Yakima says people haven't donated many coats this year. Last year at this time, they had just over 100, this year, it's just about 50.
Coats for Kids is a yearly campaign by KNDO and KNDU to bring children warm coats for the winter. The Salvation Army says things like the state of the economy may be the reason for low donations this year. They say about 30 to 50 people walked out of their offices without coats.
"It's been quite cold out there and we do have kids looking for coats, school counselors calling us, and we're real short of coats right now," says Lisa Sargent of the Salvation Army
Sargent says she hopes families find some extra, unused coats and donate. She says they're needed right now. If you'd like to donate your coats you can find a map of the drop off points here for Yakima and here for the Tri Cities.