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Salvation Army holds drive-in 'Coats for Kids' distribution event

On Saturday, the Salvation Army handed out coats at the Jackson County Expo to families still in need of them.

Posted: Feb 1, 2021 12:08 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Today the Salvation Army will be distributing coats to children in need. This is a part of our annual coats for kids campaign which this year raised more than 80,000 dollars.

This year it will be a drive through event. The Salvation Army hopes to give out more than 25 hundred coats to those who need them. Sizes go from 2 toddler to XL adults to accommodate for teenagers.

Major Jason Koenig says the various changes in guidelines because of the pandemic has been challenging for the Salvation' Army's efforts. But he's looking at some of the positives the pandemic has brought.

"We have been able to assist more people who we probably wouldn't have assisted previously because of these methods in which we've had to adapt to. Even working with the Jackson County expo we are very thankful for their partnership," said Koening.

The goal is to distribute more than 2,500 coats today and if there are any left over people can go to the Salvation Army's social services department for one.

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