Project Warm distributes 60 coats in unique fashion

Project Warm distributes over 60 coats around town

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Take a drive through Jonesboro, and you might see coats tied to trees, playground equipment, and utility poles.

It’s not a new way of decorating, but a cool way of keeping people warm.

Volunteers with Project Warm spent Sunday morning distributing more than 60 coats in this unique fashion.

For those who need a coat, they say take it. There is no shame or reason to feel bad about getting one.

And while temperatures have risen in the last few days, they say the need still exists, especially when they could plummet again.

“I saw a funny graphic the other day that’s like this is Arkansas’s false spring,” said Lindsey Spencer. “It almost always gets really cold again in March, so it’s super important for everyone who might need a coat.”

Although they distributed dozens of coats, Spencer said they could always use more.

“There is something everyone can do to help whether your closet has something you don’t wear in it anymore, an old coat that could help keep someone warm, you can give that, or you can give your time, but give something back to your community,” said Spencer.

To find out more information on how you can volunteer or donate to Project Warm, click here.

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