110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
More than 200 coats donated; more donations welcome
By Jen Horton
posted Dec 10, 2010 - 1:27:03pm
DeLand City Commissioner Vonzelle Johnson is sponsoring a coat giveaway 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave. in DeLand.
The event is timely, as temperatures in the DeLand area are forecast to plummet Sunday and Monday, with rain ushering in lows in the 30s Sunday and as low as 27 degrees as the work week begins Monday.
Johnson said DeLand-area residents have generously donated more than 200 coats.
"People are faced with insurmountable economical obstacles right now," Johnson said. "With that being said, I am sure there are many families that will benefit from this coat giveaway."
The event is designed to provide warm clothing for those who might not be able to afford it. Anyone who is in need of warm winter clothing is invited to come to the giveaway.
Donations are also welcome.
Sponsoring organizations include Brothers Advocating Service and Inspiration in the Community (BASIC), Stetson University, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Chisholm Community Center.
For more information, call Chisholm Community Center at 386-740-6825.
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