With winter weather just around the corner, Catholic Charities of Sallisaw is launching its annual space heater and coat drive for folks in need in Sequoyah County.
Pam Wemhaner of Catholic Charities said Friday that the annual event is just one part of the group’s efforts to bring comfort to people in need. “We want to keep everyone warm in the winter and everyone cool in the summer,” she said in describing the group’s springtime fan drive.
Wemhaner said her group needs donations of new space heaters and new or gently used winter coats of all sizes for the upcoming giveaway.
“I just want to get the word out so people can come and get whatever they need,” she said.
Donations of coats or heaters can be dropped off at the Catholic Charities office at 409 N. Adams between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, or call the office at (918) 775-6111 or The Mix 105.1 at 333 S. Kerr Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The mission of Catholic Charities, which was created in 1910, is to provide services to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same, according to the group’s website. Wemhaner said Sallisaw’s Catholic Charities organization has been up and running for more than 30 years serving the needs of those in the community.
Wemhaner discussed other ways the charity can help folks in need. During the coronavirus pandemic, folks are welcome to come by weekly to receive free food and clothing between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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