Drive to collect coats for Needy Begins

Excerpt from: Fayetteville Observer – FayObserver.com

January, 18, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC -“Project: Coat Check” is under way to secure new or gently used coats, jackets and other warm items for the needy and homeless.

“This cause is simply about our responsibility to care for those in need and to make sure our neighbors stay warm, especially through what has been a brutally cold winter,” Hampton Rutledge, the project’s coordinator and an agent with the Harnett County office of ERA Strother Real Estate, said in a news release.

The effort is being spearheaded by ERA Strother Real Estate and M.A.D. Moving.

Hats, scarves, gloves and blankets will be accepted. Donations may be dropped off during business hours at ERA Strother Real Estate offices in Harnett County and Fayetteville, and at M.A.D. Moving in Fayetteville.

Deadline is Jan. 31.

For more information or for directions to drop-off points, call (919) 478-1699.