January 10, 2018 10:56 PM
The Damiano Center in Duluth dedicates itself to helping adults and children in need by providing clothes, food, hygiene items, and much more.
Seth Currier, the executive director at the Damiano Center, helps people at the center at 206 W. 4th Street, and says it's important to have winter gear to give out.
"It is winter time, and it's really cold outside. And so right now, we are really in need of a lot of coats and boots and just things to help people stay warm," Currier said. "It's really a matter of life and death right now."
During the winter, warm clothes are in high demand. With a low supply of winter gear and exposure to extreme cold weather, health consequences rise. The Damiano Center is asking you to help.
"I get a little emotional about this because it just saddens me so much. I don't know how people can even live in these extreme, cold weather climate, Vernel said.
Donna Vernel, the Clothes at Work Coordinator, reflects on the dangers homeless people face with this weather.
"So without the tents, without the sleeping bags, without the warm jackets, and hats and mittens and boots, they would perish."
Right now the Damiano Center needs coats, wool socks, boots, snow pants, coveralls, gloves, scarfs, and hats. Bigger sizes in boots and clothes are preferred.
The Damiano Center also needs belts, sleeping bags, tents, and plastic bags.
People can drop off donations at the Damiano Center.
Here are the drop off times: Mon, Tue, Fri 9 am - 3 pm Wed 9 am - 6 pm Dropoffs are accepted in room 212
Updated: January 10, 2018 10:56 PM
Created: January 10, 2018 07:19 PM
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