Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Announces Fifth Annual Community Coat & Blanket Drive
BAINBRIDGE, Ga. With fall and cooler temperatures just around the corner, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with area businesses to collect coats, scarves, knit caps, gloves and blankets for those in need of these items in our area. The Community Coat Drive will begin on Monday, October 14 and end on Thursday, October 31. Five Points Dry Cleaners is donating the cleaning service and the Decatur County Family Connection will coordinate distribution of the cleaned items.
Above, Kicking off the 5th Annual Community Coat Drive at Bainbridge State College Wellness Center are: Duane Watson, Relationship Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit; Ronnie Burke, Decatur County Family Connection; Justin Gravlee, Director of Student Wellness Center; Rick Ragan, Five Points Dry Cleaners, and Sheila Todd, Operations Office Manager at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.
"There are many families in our community that are dreading a cold winter because they do not have adequate clothing or heating in their homes," said Ronnie Burke, Family Connection Coordinator. "Through this Community Coat Drive and other collaborative efforts of businesses and individuals in our area, families can see and know that people do care and are willing to lend a helping hand."
"We believe in supporting the communities in which we live and work," said Richard Monson, Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. "This is another way that we can partner with others and give back to those in need in our area. Were honored to be a part of this annual community outreach."Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, 305 Colquitt Highway
- Five Points Dry Cleaners 723 East College Street
- Grace Christian Academy 1302 Lake Douglas Road
- Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA 1818 East Shotwell Street
- Bainbridge State College Wellness Center 2500 East Shotwell Street
- Memorial Hospital 1500 East Shotwell Street
New or gently used coats, jackets, and blankets are recommended. We would appreciate it if mittens/gloves and hats are new. For more information, contact Frances Edmunds at 229.493.0140.