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Coat drive for senior citizens across Calcasieu Parish "huge success"

Updated: Dec. 23, 2016 at 9:26 AM CST
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC)

Last week, on Dec. 15, we told you about a coat drive by the Lake Charles Care Center and Harbor Hospice of Lake Charles aimed at keeping every senior citizen in Calcasieu Parish warm.

That coat drive has now ended but thanks to southwest Louisiana almost 500 coats were collected.

Benefiting residents at four nursing homes across the area as well as Abraham's Tent in Lake Charles which received close to 200 coats and jackets. 

The women behind the drive are thankful for the community's support.

"Every day we had coats being dropped off by the community from just regular community to churches, to businesses, you name it they were dropping off coats from their closets, brand new coats, it was a very emotional week," said Amber Cooper with Harbor Hospice of Lake Charles.

Cooper and Keely Davidson, marketing director at Lake Charles Care Center recognized the need and decided to take action.

This was the first coat drive they held and they plan to do it again next. 

The drive officially ended on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

They plan to hold the drive again next year.

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