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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.”