Bend Fire & Rescue is kicking off its winter coat drive.
The department is collecting winter coats, gloves, scarves, and socks of all sizes to distribute to members of our community that may not have access to these items.
Many members of our community are bracing for a long, cold winter without adequate clothing to keep them warm.
Those who are facing this winter, not having these basic yet vital items, will be so grateful for these generous donations.
How can you donate?
Outside every Bend Fire Station blue bins are ready to take your donated items.
The department asks all items donated to be washed and placed in a bag such as a plastic or grocery bag. Bring your donated clothing to the nearest fire station and just drop them in the bin.
Clothing will be accepted until December 18th.
Thanks to our community, in years past our winter clothing drive was incredibly successful.
Over the last four years, the department has collected more than two tons of donations.
Local community partners make it possible by helping to distribute these items to our community. The department would like to give a special shout out to Cascade Disposal for loaning us the collection bins.
So thank you for helping keep our community warm.