New York Cares is urging New Yorkers to donate warm winter coats this holiday season.
Dozens of people turned up for a chance to get new coats at the New York Rescue Mission.
New York Cares executive director Gary Bagley said their supply is down 35 percent, while the demand is up by 25 percent compared with an average year.
A Christmas Day party and gift exchange went off as planned in the basement of the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn just two days after a fire broke out inside the Episcopal church.
New York Cares said the goal is to collect 50,000 coats before Thanksgiving so they can be distributed to storm victims as quickly as possible.
53-year-old Wendell Harden was among those who found a new coat today at the New York City Rescue Mission on Christmas, thanks to New York Cares.
In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Gary Bagley, executive director of New York Cares, about the upcoming New York Cares Day on Saturday, Oct. 15.
New York Cares is hosting its 22nd annual coat drive run at the New York City Rescue Mission where the spirit of Christmas is being felt by those in need of getting warm, winter coats.