Archive for February 24, 2011

Keeping the warmth!

Posted: February 24, 2011 in How We Help, News
Major Francina Proctor joins Rise & Shine Anchor Lance West in accepting donated coats as part of KFOR’s Warmth 4 Winter Program.

The  late Brad Edwards, a beloved newsman on KFOR in Oklahoma City, was driving to work more than 10 years ago when he noticed children walking outside in the freezing cold who had no coats on.

From that moment, the Brad Edwards’ Warmth 4 Winter program was started with The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command. Every year, thousands of citizens donate their gently used coats to Warmth 4 Winter.
Through the generosity of local cleaners, the coats are all dry cleaned and then given to the homeless, needy families and to children with no coats.
In 2010 alone, 3,403 coats were given away to those in need.
This week, Major Francina Proctor with The Central Oklahoma Area Command visited local morning news show Rise & Shine to collect even more coats that were donated by a local school.
Bless everyone who has donated their old coats over the years. Bless Brad Edwards for his passion in starting this program.
If you know of anyone who needs a coat, please have them contact us at 405-246-1100!