Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.August 23, 2014 3:11am
When two Echuca women came up with an idea to collect unwanted coats and winter clothing to dispense to those who might need them, they did not realise how successful they would be.
Sheridan Clark and Julie Sands formed the Echuca-Moama Community Projects team, which last week visited Rochester, Lockington and Kyabram handing out free coats, scarves, beanies, quilts and jackets.
‘‘We ran a coat drive in Echuca collecting 450 coats,’’ Ms Clark said.
‘‘In all, 350 were handed out so plenty of people are keeping warm as a result.’’
The two women are volunteers, knowing what they are doing helps someone out.
‘‘We also conduct our annual ‘don’t spend Christmas lunch on your own,’’ Ms Sands said.
‘‘We will run it again this year simply because Christmas is a time when people need to be with others.’’
The coat drive was held in Rochester Community House and attracted several grateful visitors.
The women hope to run it again next year now residents were aware of the drive.
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