Sheriff: 'Extreme need' for children's coats

Sheriff: 'Extreme need' for children's coats

IZARD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - While temperatures hover above 60 degrees during the day, it's hard to imagine anyone needing a coat.

But Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says there are too many children who do need one.

His department began its annual coat drive early last month.

Since then they have collected a few adult coats, but more are needed.

However, he says there is an "extreme need for children's coats." So far, they have collected none.

Anyone wishing to donate a new or slightly used and clean coat or jacket should drop them off at the sheriff's office, 300 Circle Dr. in Melbourne or the sheriff's substation in Horseshoe Bend.

To donate money to purchase children's coats, contact Betty Vest at the sheriff's office at 870-368-4203.

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