Health department coat drive begins

September 13, 2023

Health department coat drive begins

Collecting winter gear to help keep Oceana families warm 

HART — District Health Department #10 in collaboration with Meridian Health Plan, Molina Healthcare, United Way of the Lakeshore, Peterson Farms Inc., Gray and Company, GHSP, the Oceana County Council on Aging, the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, and the Roadside Farm stand are hosting the Annual Winter Coat Drive to help keep Oceana County residents warm.  

This is the eighth year of the Oceana community coming together to collect new or clean, gently used winter coats, snow pants, winter boots, hats, and gloves. As in years past, these items will be provided to families in need during a special distribution event. The most requested coat sizes are for youth, including teenagers 18 years and younger. Snow pants are also highly requested for elementary and middle school aged youth.  

Donations may be dropped off now through Oct. 4, during normal business hours at the following locations: 

DHD#10, 3986 N. Oceana Dr., Hart

Oceana County Council on Aging, 4250 W. Tyler Rd., Hart 

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, 216 Lincoln St., Hart

The Roadside, 4105 South Pere Marquette Hwy., Ludington

Coats will be distributed Thursday, Oct. 5, from 3-6 p.m. at DHD#10’s Hart office. In addition to the coat drive, DHD#10 will offer walk-in flu and COVID vaccinations. 

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