In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and homelessness education, the Region 5 Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Continuum of Care for the homeless will host a "Winter Drive-By" event.
This event will take place on Monday, Nov. 12 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Winter Drive-By is part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and encourages Calcasieu residents to participate by donating their winter wear items for those less fortunate in the community.
Winter wear items that are needed include:
New and gently used coats (Men, women and children)
New thermal underwear (Men, Women and Children)
Participating in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week not only raises awareness it also strengthens Region 5's efforts to end hunger and homelessness in our communities.
Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
First Federal Bank, 222 South 10th Street, Oakdale
DeRidder Police Department, 200 S. Jefferson St., DeRidder
First Federal Bank, 519 North Pine St., DeRidder
Abraham's Tent: 2300 Fruge Street (Hwy 90), Lake Charles
Allen P. August Annex Center – 2000 Moeling Street, Lake Charles
Catholic Charities, 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles
Cato, 2835 Derek Drive, Lake Charles
Cato, 2470 North Martin Luther King Highway 14, Moss Bluff
KPLC TV, 320 Division Street, Lake Charles
Lake Charles Civic Center Parking Lot, Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles
Nissan of Lake Charles, 1700 Siebarth Drive, Lake Charles
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1537 Country Club Road, Lake Charles
Tarver Ford, 930 Beglis Parkway, Sulphur
United Way of Southwest Louisiana, 715 Ryan Street, Lake Charles
Cameron Council on Aging, 951 Highway 384, Grand Lake
Cameron Volunteer Fire Department, 953 Highway 384, Grand Lake
Bubba Oustalet , 819 N. Main Street, Jennings