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Local organization helping kids stay warm

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program held their annual "Project Warm-Up" this past week.

About 130 volunteers donated their time and talent knitting and crocheting over 5,000 hats, scarves, blankets, and more.

Local elementary schools, The Salvation Army, and many other organizations picked up the items to distribute to needy people around the valley.
RSVP says this yearly project is a labor of love.

"To provide them with an opportunity to widely distribute the items that were the result of their craft. And also with Pacific Power to help address issues of hypothermia in the area," Deborah Wilson, organizer of the drive.

The RSVP teamed up with Pacific Power to help give out and load the thousands of items.
They say that because of the work of volunteers, many children will now stay warm this winter.