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Humanitarian Center to hold a coat drive in Cache Valley

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Utah’s season of giving is also, for many in northern Utah, the season of cold weather, but the Cache Valley Humanitarian Center is trying to keep people warm.

The CVHC is new to the valley. They are a small, volunteer based organization that only started in July, and Dwight Whittaker, president of the board of directors of the center, said they have already provided lots of needed assistance to nonprofit organizations.


“The Cache Valley Humanitarian Center is in operation basically to help meet the needs of those individuals who have specific unmet and sometimes very important, life enhancing needs,” Whittaker said.


The next life enhancing need that needs to be met, Whittaker said, is warm clothing, so the CVHC is holding a coat and quilt drive. 


“Anything that would help keep the person warm during our winter months here in northern Utah,” Whittaker said.


The collected new or gently used items will be distributed to families in need through community non-profit organizations.


“So hopefully that'll be another reason that people can be thankful for living in Cache Valley,” Whittaker said.


You can donate to the coat drive Nov. 18 from 4-7 p.m. or Nov. 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CVHC located at 875 N 200 E behind Mt. Logan Middle School. Donation slips or Venmo donations will also be accepted at the coat drive. Whittaker said so far the community has always been willing to help.


“Cache Valley residents are very, you know, charitable and so gracious,” Whittaker said. “They help people out who are in need.”


Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.