Giving Warmth to Those in Need, MSP Coat Drive

What started as a small project for one local State Trooper in October, it’s now expanded statewide.

It’s helping men, women, and children who have to flee from dangerous domestic situations with no time to grab warm gear.

And you can help even more with the project. 

“Officer Jessica Pen in Lakeview in Montcalm County had some extra coats laying around that she thought could use a better home.  She did some research and found an organization in the area to donate the new and used coats to and the idea was spearheaded from there and very shortly thereafter, it went state-wide.” – Lt. Chad Larsen, Marquette Michigan State Police.

“Having this drive with these jackets helps our survivors tremendously. We are coming into the coldest time of the year right now, and a lot of times when we have survivors we are working with, they have fled situations where they could not bring things.  So, the community stepping forward and donating these things, it’s just phenomenal.” – Christina Menard, Diane Peppler Resource Center.

Through December 20, you can drop off any new or slightly used jacket at St. Ignace or Sault Ste. Marie post to help out the Diane Peppler Resource Center.



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