First United Methodist Church in White House is asking for help this month to collect coats for community members in need this winter.
The church will be taking coat donations from Monday, Sept. 11 through Oct. 8. David Ewing, director of the program, says the church is looking for new or gently-worn coats. Items must be clean, and all sizes of coats are welcome.
The bi-yearly program is one of the church's largest, according to Ewing. At least a dozen volunteers from the church will be involved.
"This is probably one of our biggest endeavors of the year," he said.
Coats can be dropped off at one of several collection boxes in White House. Heritage High School has a box located in the school office and coats can also be donated at the main entrance of First United Methodist, located at 3403 Hwy 31. The church is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the fellowship hall of First United will be open all day to distribute coats to the community. According to Ewing, anyone in need is welcome to a coat free of charge. "We hope that we'll be able to help everyone who needs it," he said.