United Way coats and blankets distributed Tuesday, Nov. 5; shoes needed for children

United Way of Grays Harbor has announced the distributions sites for its Coat & Blanket Drive.

All locations will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families, children and individuals in need are welcome to go to the following locations to get a coat or blanket at no charge while supplies last.

• Aberdeen: Harbor City Church, 1700 Cherry St.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th St.

• Montesano: Simpson School, 519 W Simpson Ave. Room 22

• Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St.

• Ocean Shores: Church of Latter-day Saints, 228 Albatross St.

• Westport: South Beach Fire & EMS, 170 W Spokane St.

United Way is working directly with elementary schools in the area to deliver coats and new tennis shoes. The demand is overwhelming as many children are wearing shoes that no longer fit or are badly worn. The United Way is still looking to fill those school wish lists and needs 200 children’s coats and almost 300 pairs of new children’s tennis shoes to meet the need.

Donations are being accepted until Oct. 31, there are boxes at many participating merchants including all Les Schwab, Dennis Company, Anchor Bank and Timberland Bank locations, Jodesha Broadcasting, Grays Harbor Radio and The Daily World.

For more information or to make a cash donation, call United Way at 532-6260.