NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — As temperatures hit record lows, tens of thousands of New Yorkers need coats, a volunteer group says.
New York Cares says there’s an urgent need for more coats for its annual coat drive.
So far this winter, New Yorkers have donated 29,000 coats for needy residents. New York Cares says requests for coats have topped 100,000.
LINK: New York Cares
The coat drive ends Feb. 7. Individuals and companies can donate gently used, freshly laundered coats at hundreds of locations throughout the five boroughs.
Drop-off locations include all NYPD precincts, Bryant Park, the New York Cares warehouse and many other sites.
The New York Cares coat drive has collected 1.6 million winter coats for men, women and children since it started in 1989.
Coats benefit homeless families, seniors on fixed incomes, low-income families, veterans and others.
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