Salvation Army Lake County Announces Winter Coat Drive Event

In Lake County, a large Salvation Army donation truck will be parked outside the Jewel-Osco store at Calumet Avenue and Joliet Street in Dyer for this Saturday’s (Nov 21) Chicago Bears Coat Drive from noon to 4 pm. The Salvation Army says they’re teaming up with the Chicago Bears and Jewel-Osco stores which have again joined forces to help those in need tackle the cold weather, and coats donated during the event in Dyer will go to children and adults in Lake County hurt most by the pandemic. “This is supposed to be an extraordinarily nasty winter,” said Capt. Brian Clark, Lake County coordinator for The Salvation Army. “On top of that, we have many households in Lake County that have lost their source of income due to the pandemic. For many of the children in these households last year’s winter clothing no longer fits. All coats donated will stay in Lake County. We’re asking for the community’s help to ease the burden on struggling families this winter.” Advisory Board members for The Salvation Army of Lake County will be there ringing the bell to help neighbors in need.  Individuals unable to go Saturday can still donate new and lightly used winter coats by visiting The Salvation Army Lake County office on Columbia Avenue in Munster, Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm. For more information visit www.salarmychicago.org/coats .