KEEP­ING WARM: Coat drive in full gear

Seaway News - - NEWS - Adam Brazeau

CORN­WALL, On­tario – A new coat drive is ready to heat things up this win­ter.

As cold weather draws closer and tem­per­a­tures start to drop, Joel Leger is or­ga­niz­ing a new ini­tia­tive to help the city’s un­der­priv­i­leged stay warm.

The first an­nual Corn­wall Spine Care Plus - One Warm Coat drive is ask­ing the com­mu­nity to do­nate funds and new or gen­tly used win­ter coats.

“It fills a need within the com­mu­nity that wasn’t cur­rently be­ing sat­is­fied,” said Leger, owner of Corn­wall Spine Care Plus.

It all started to help lo­cal fam­i­lies who are forced to make fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions be­tween pur­chas­ing cloth­ing for the up­com­ing win­ter months and food for the hol­i­day sea­son.

“By sup­ply­ing coats to th­ese in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies, we are in­di­rectly sim­pli­fy­ing this de­ci­sion,” he said.

Aside from win­ter coats, mone­tary do­na­tions are also ac­cepted and will go to­wards buy­ing new coats for dis­tri­bu­tion to the less for­tu­nate in Corn­wall and area. All funds and coats raised dur­ing the 2013 cam­paign will go di­rectly to the lo­cal Sal­va­tion Army.

“Char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions are in des­per­ate need of new and used cloth­ing items to help in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies com­bat the rugged win­ter weather,” said Leger. “At Spine Care Plus, our pri­mary goal is to guide and ed­u­cate this com­mu­nity on all facets re­lated to health and op­ti­mal phys­i­cal func­tion.”

If you’re in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing, visit Corn­wall Spine Care Plus at 117 Eleventh Street West, any Fri­day from Nov. 29 to Dec. 20, 2013 be­tween 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. Call 613- 938- 1000 or visit online at www. spinecare­

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