Anonymous donor provides new coats for Lane County families

A big, anonymous donation is helping families across Lane County stay warm on cold winter nights.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 11:52 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 11:53 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A big, anonymous donation is helping families across Lane County stay warm on cold winter nights.

Catholic Community Services in Springfield received 340 brand-new coats through the non-profit Operation Warm in Pennsylvania. Money for those coats came from an anonymous donor who wanted to help residents in Lane County.

The coats were distributed Thursday to those who need them, along with hats and scarves and other clothing from Catholic Community Services.

Katie Ayers said she and her family sometimes visit Catholic Community Services, and she was glad to receive a new coat.

“We go here now and then for food boxes and stuff and we came to get coats because it's getting colder,” Ayers said.

Ayers said her family lives in an apartment. While she could wear multiple layers to stay warm, that means more laundry, which costs more money.

All the clothing items were given free of charge.

“There are a lot of people struggling just to make ends-meat, and to have a new coat is something that they may not be able to afford. But today they might be able to provide for their families,” said Catholic Community Services Development Director Jerry Ragan.

Ragan said his organization is also looking for more donations, particularly hygiene items and toothbrushes.

You can also donate money on their website here.

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