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Morris Rotary Club collecting coats for homeless veterans

A winter coat drive to assist homeless veterans begins this week at Morris Hospital and Morris Building & Loan. The coat drive is sponsored by the Morris Rotary Club.
A winter coat drive to assist homeless veterans begins this week at Morris Hospital and Morris Building & Loan. The coat drive is sponsored by the Morris Rotary Club.

There is a significant population of homeless Veterans in the Chicagoland metropolitan area who are in dire need of warm coats to get them through the winter, according to the Morris Rotary Club. To assist those veterans, the Rotary Club is collecting men’s winter coats between Sept. 25 and Oct. 30 at Morris Building & Loan as well as at Morris Hospital neat the front lobby.

Rotary International participates in the Stand-Down Day at the Chicago Armory where veterans come and receive basic health physicals, eye and dental exams, and to pick out warm clothing for winter.

The Morris Rotary Club has participated in this event for many years and has collected hundreds of coats from the generous people of Grundy County. The club offers its sincere thanks and appreciation to teh pyblic for any winter coats that can be donated during this year’s coat drive.

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Morris Rotary Club can join club members for dinner any Tuesday evening at 5:45 p.m. at Maria’s Ristorante, 1591 Division Street in Morris.

The Rotary Club has also formed Morris Young Leaders in Action for the purpose of giving young leaders in our community a venue to gather, share ideas and give back. They meet at Montage Wine & Spirits, 307 Liberty St. in Morris, on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

More information on the Morris Rotary Club is available online at www.MorrisRotary.org, on Facebook or through email at Info@MorrisRotary.org.

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