800 coats donated for 7th annual Share the Warmth coat drive
The Texoma Council of Governments hosted distribution day Thursday for the seventh annual Share the Warmth Coat Drive.
The event was held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, the event collected about 800 coats. Only a couple hundred were left by the afternoon.
Area veterans were given first access to the free coats.
"We identify this as a really good opportunity for us to not only reach out to the volunteering and contributed spirit within the region, but also be able to address a fairly prolific need in the region. That is to make sure that people have access to a warm coat during those winter months," said TCOG Executive Director Eric Bridges.
TCOG says they are looking forward to making the event bigger and better in 2020.