The Salvation Army will host a second winter coat distribution from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in its Social Services Center, 115 First Ave. N.E., Rochester.
The second round of coat giving is made possible by the "continued generosity of coat and other winter outerwear donations in the community," Salvation Army officials say.
Anyone who needs a winter coat, hats, gloves, boots or scarves does not need to make an appointment. The Salvation Army has the capacity to handle 35 people at a time. Face coverings will be enforced throughout the day. Disposable masks are available for those who need them.
"Things happen throughout the winter. Coats get damaged, lost, and with our winters, people simply need more of them to keep warm," said Major Lisa Mueller. "We just want to make sure that warmth is not something anyone wants for in this community."
The Salvation Army is not asking for additional donations of coats or outwear for this distribution. They are asking for help to spread the word so that every person needing more outerwear is able to receive it.