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DRBC Seeks Coat Donations To Spread Warmth As Winter Approaches

For Immediate Release

November 1, 2017

(West Trenton, N.J.) -- The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is hosting a drive to collect clean, gently worn warm coats, starting today until Dec. 15. The donated warm clothing will be given to the Rescue Mission of Trenton.

"DRBC staff are committed to caring for their local community and are pleased to be able to support the Rescue Mission’s 100-year commitment to rebuilding lives with this coat drive," said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. "The nationally recognized ‘One Warm Coat’ program is helping us to organize the drive and keep all the coats we collect where they are needed in the local area."

Clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, and gloves may be dropped off at the following locations and times:

"We are so grateful to DRBC," said Jennifer Stockard, president and chief executive officer of One Warm Coat. "It is because of incredible organizations like them that we have been helping get coats to people who need them for over 25 years. Thanks to DRBC, Trenton-area individuals and families in need will have a warmer winter."

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies, and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities across North America where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination, or obligation. Over the past 25 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away nearly five million coats.

The Rescue Mission of Trenton is the agency in the City of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted.

The DRBC is a federal/interstate government agency responsible for managing the water resources within the Delaware River Basin without regard to political boundaries. The five commission members are the governors of the basin states (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) and the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ North Atlantic Division, who represents the federal government.

To learn more about the commission, please visit www.drbc.net or follow DRBC on Twitter at @DRBC1961.

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Contact: Peter Eschbach, Peter.Eschbach@drbc.nj.gov, (609) 883-9500 ext. 208
 Clarke Rupert, Clarke.Rupert@drbc.nj.gov, (609) 883-9500 ext. 260 

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