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Coats for Kids Drive Draws Big Crowds

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RICHLAND, Wash--  Just in time to beat the cold weather, the Salvation Army Richland Community Center held it's annual Coats for Kids Drive.

The event, co-sponsored by KNDU, collects used coats to be given out to those who can't afford to keep warm this winter.

In the past, an average of 2,300 coats are given out each year.

"It was perfect timing for the weather," says Colleen Miller the social service director of the Salvation Army.  "It's been a beautiful day, we've had a lot of people coming to get coats and they were just talking about how they were concerned that their children weren't going to have warm coats with the weather getting colder."

Colleen says over 300 coats were given away today.

And a reminder: after Saturday you can stop by the Pasco Salvation Army on Court Street every Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and between 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.