The temperature has dropped and cold weather is upon us. Struggling Rhode Islanders in local communities are in need of winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and more.
Employees at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently participated in a Warm-a-Heart Coat Drive sponsored by The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket. Memorial Hospital joined in this city-wide event to warm the hearts of local families in need. The hospital collected more than 200 winter apparel items. The hospital's coat drive ran for two weeks in November.
Representatives from The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket will distribute the winter clothes to residents of Pawtucket and surrounding communities this week. The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket is comprised of more than 15 organizations from various neighborhood and business associations.
Arthur Plitt, Alliance president, said "We volunteer and work to make our local communities even better places in which to live, work and play."
"We are the voice of the voiceless," said Paul Audette, volunteer for the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket.
Mr. Plitt continued, "Thank you to Memorial Hospital for their generosity and eagerness to help the families that we serve. The donation of coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens and more is greatly appreciated."
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is committed to projects to benefit Rhode Islanders in need and supports the efforts of The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket.