The Grundy Bank’s annual Winter Coat drive set a record this fall by providing 665 slightly used and new winter coats to families in need in Grundy County and Wilmington.
A total of 590 coats were collected in Grundy Bank’s Morris facilities, which then were donated to We Care of Grundy County.
The coats are available to families preparing for the cold weather this winter.
“The Winter Coat Drive was awesome with We Care receiving 590 coats, a record number,” said Eric Fisher, executive director of We Care of Grundy County. “I’m frankly blown away with the continued generosity of the good people of Grundy County and the surrounding area. All of us at We Care are thankful for Grundy Bank’s continued sponsorship of this most worthwhile event.”
An additional 75 coats were collected at the bank’s Wilmington branch and donated to Our Caring Closet for distribution in the Wilmington area.
J.R. Hock, Grundy Bank’s coordinator of the Winter Coat Drive, said the bank first and foremost is grateful to the community for their generosity.
“Our bank wants to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for this warm and generous gesture to make sure those families that are struggling this winter financially have warm coats to get them through the cold days ahead. We are proud to donate almost 700 winter coats through our Morris and Wilmington banking facilities this year, setting a record,” Hock said. “We also want to thank Saratoga School’s National Junior…