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Duluth Hosts Keep Everyone Warm Drive

Ryan Juntti
October 11, 2017 11:22 PM

DULUTH - The "Keep Everyone Warm" Drive was held Wednesday from noon - 6 p.m. outside of Duluth Dodge. People donated everything from food to hygiene items that will be donated to CHUM for the homeless during the winter months. 

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"The homeless people don't get to turn up their furnace, and they don't get to go underneath the covers," said Mike Letica, event organizer. 

Mindy Davey is from Buffalo, New York. She is a recovering drug addict, and is in Duluth to talk to schools about drug abuse. She ran across a homeless person when she was on Broadway in New York.

"He was just standing there, had nothing, and it really touched me, so I went across the street and I bought some stuff for him," said Davey.

Davey said that the man's family had just lost everything in a house fire, and that there wasn't enough room in the shelter for him, his wife, and two daughters.

"I was just blessed to help this guy," said Davey.

Letica says people shouldn't make assumptions about the homeless because they don't know why they're in that situation. 

There are a couple drop off sites for people that still want to donate. Those are at Big Daddy's Burgers and Gary Milk House Convenience Store. The items being requested are: tents, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, hygiene, and food items. 

  

    

    

 

 

 


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