Greenville deputies, businesses and local charities ask for coats

The public is asked to collect coats for those less fortunate this year.
The public is asked to collect coats for those less fortunate this year.

Beginning today, November 1, 2016, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will launch the 2nd annual Community Coats and Cops campaign.

Deputies will work with Furman University, Greenville Health System, Michelin, Salvation Army and ScanSource to collect coats for those in need in the Upstate.

The drive asks for new winter coats to be brought to the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center at 4 McGee Street and also at the Salvation Army, located at 417 Rutherford Street.

The Law Enforcement Center will have large boxes inside the main entrance and the Salvation Army will also provide collection boxes inside their administration building.

Coats will be accepted from November 1-20, 2016. Beginning on November 21st, deputies will begin stocking their vehicles with these jackets and organizers said they’ll be passed out when the deputies find someone who needs it.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released this information:

It is important for the public to know that when purchasing new coats, to please keep in mind, men, women and children of all sizes so that we can adequately provide them to all in need. After November 20th, we will continue collecting coats and storing them as needed through the cold, winter months. It is an honor to host this project and we encourage everyone who can, to give back to those in need during this upcoming holiday season.

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