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Local organization helps out homeless

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online

A local group is working to make sure the homeless stay warm during the winter months.

The North Alabama Coalition For the Homeless is currently holding it's annual Winter Drive.

It kicked off October 2, and will last through the winter months.

The group is looking for new or gently used items. They're collecting blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, jackets, and more. From there volunteers will distribute them to the homeless.

Lynn Bullard, a member of the NAC said, "One of the beauties of this blanket drive is, so far we have not lost anyone to hyperthemia since this blanket drive has been going and that's why i see this is such a critical thing for our community."

Here is a list of drop off locations across the Valley.

In Huntsville:

Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church

1919 Brandontown Rd.   256-539-1070

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church 

  8020 Whitesburg Dr.    256-881-7223

Latham United Methodist Church

  109 Weatherly Rd.  256-881-4069

Holy Spirit Catholic Church  

  619 Airport Rd.   256-881-4781

The Rock Family Worship Center and Manna House

  2300 Memorial Parkway   256-533-9292 

Monte Sano United Methodist Church

   601 Monte Sano Blvd.   256-533-6083

Faith Presbyterian Church

   5003 Whitesburg Dr.   256-881-4811

First Stop Homeless Day Center 

  206 Stokes St.  256-533-3391

Huntsville Main Public Library - Circulation Desk

   915 Monroe St.  256-532-5940


In Decatur:

First Christian Church

  1701 Carridale St. S.W.  256-353-8421

In Madison:

Madison Christian Church

   1400 Hughes Rd256-837-8182

Main Street Café

   101 Main Street  256-461-8096

Bandito Burrito

   208 Main Street  256-461-8999

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