Coats warm hearts and bodies
Article was added on Wednesday, November 01, 2017
is certainly nothing unusual about a coat closet being filled with
coats, but when an 11 foot by 13 foot coat closet is bursting with
love, something very special is going on.
the past month, Women Involved In Rural Electrification, known as
the Santee Electric Coop WIRE group collected 205 new and gently
used coats for two local charities Tara Hall Home for Boys and the
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Hall Home for Boys takes in neglected, troubled or abused boy's
ages six and up. The Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual
Violence provides a 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused
women. Representatives came to Santee Electric Coop to collect the
coats Wednesday, Nov. 1.
comes at a good time because we are almost out of coats in our
clothes closet," Jennifer Cribb, Administrative Assistant at Tara
Hall Home for Boys said as she and the WIRE members packed coats
into her van. "We greatly appreciate it. We were running out of
Cox, Williamsburg County Coordinator for the Pee Dee Coalition
Against Domestic and Sexual Violence said people often come to
their shelter with only cloths on their backs.
so important for a child going to school and a mother walking that
child to the bus stop to have a warm coat," Cox said, adding that
many women come from abusive homes where the sole income provider
was their abuser.
great to volunteer on projects that you know will make a difference
in someone's life," Adrel Langley, Manager of Community Relations
at SEC headed up the coat drive, said. "We would like to thank our
coworkers, cooperative members, DSM, Williamsburg County
Disabilities and Special Needs, community members and everyone else
you would like to help either of these agencies, you can contact
Tara Hall Home for Boys at 843-546-3000 or www.tarahall.org
Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at
843-354-6481 or peedeecoalition.org.
Grace McGee, Marketing Representative at Santee Electric
Cooperative is over the WIRE program. She said WIRE's next project
is a canned food drive that will be going on through the month of
make the canned food drive fun, it will be a Carolina verses
Clemson competition," McGee said.
will be greatly appreciated and can be made at any Santee Electric
office. Anyone who wishes to join the group can call McGee at
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