ATLANTA — On Thursday, volunteers helped collect up lots of of coats that viewers such as you donated to assist folks in metro Atlanta who can’t afford a heat coat within the chilly climate.
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Kaneki Guischard says dwelling on the road is frightening. It’s worse within the winter.
Guischard has gotten again on his toes with assist from CHRIS 180. The nonprofit based mostly in DeKalb County gives a wide range of free providers, together with heat coats.
“As a substitute of worrying about the place you’re going to put your head, you are concerned about if you happen to can survive the climate,” Guischard stated.
“You’ve of us who haven’t any earnings or little earnings. They’ll’t afford a coat,” CHRIS 180′s Diana Mason stated.
This 12 months, CHRIS 180 and three different native charities acquired some assist.
In December, Extreme Climate Staff 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz launched Brad’s Coat Drive, and Channel 2 Motion Information viewers actually stepped up.
“We requested and so they delivered. It has been—for our first outing—an enormous success,” WSB-TV Director of Group Affairs Condace Pressley stated.
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Greater than 1,000 coats have been dropped off at WSB-TV in midtown Atlanta in exactly over a month.
The nonprofit Midtown Help Middle picked up an enormous load a number of weeks again.
On Thursday, CHRIS 180 got here for 500. Many of the coats are new, some are gently used.
Guischard says while you’re chilly, it doesn’t matter.
“As they are saying, one man’s trash is one other particular person’s treasure. You’re not solely giving a coat. You’re sort of giving a hug,” Guischard stated.
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