A collaboration of local community agencies have ensured that several hundred local children will have warm coats this winter.
The Rotary Clubs of North Adams and Williamstown, Berkshire Community Action Council, Northern Berkshire United Way, Santa Fund and the Elks Club of North Adams provided $4,455 to purchase 300 brand-new winter coats purchased from Operation Warm.
Volunteers from these local groups spent Saturday morning distributing the coats at Berkshire Family and Individual Resources.
More than 200 coats were expected to be distributed but there were still a few left by the end of the morning. BCAC Deputy Director Aleta Moncecchi said she and her staff would be following up with families who didn't come on Saturday.
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