‘Keep Everyone Warm’ Drive Today

Donations Will be Collected Through Sunday

HERMANTOWN, Minn.-The fall chill has already hit the Northland and that means the local homeless population needs your help.

Helping stay warm is always a struggle this time of year for the disadvantaged, and today the “Keep Everyone Warm” drive was held at Duluth Dodge, to try and stop that situation.

Organizers were collecting items such as warm winter clothes, sleeping bags and tents, as well as food and hygiene products, like towels and washcloths. Most of the collected items will go to CHUM, an organization that advocates for the homeless in the Northland community.

“It’s really helpful to us,” said Mary Schmitz the development director for CHUM. “We wouldn’t go out and buy these materials to help people, so it’s really the community’s way of giving us what we need to make sure that people are safe outside. I really believe that this program saves peoples lives.”

There are also donation drop-off sites around town including the Gary Milk House. They will be collecting items and cash through Sunday.

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