UMassFive College Credit Union collecting winter clothing during January


YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL GREAT BARRINGTON POLICE. ASHLEY: THE UMASS FIVE COLLEGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WINTER COAT AND CLOTHING DRIVE IS BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU WITH HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CAUSE. MIKE: THIS WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE IS PART OF A STATE WIDE EFFORT TO HELP ENSURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO WARM CLOTHES THIS WINTER. THE UMASS FIVE COLLEGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS ONE OF SEVERAL MASSACHUSETTS CREDIT UNIONS HOLDING A WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE. THEY’RE COLLECTING NEW OR USED COATS, SCARVES, HATS, GLOVES, LONG UNDERWEAR, AND BLANKETS. DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SORTED, COUNTED, AND THEN DROPPED OFF AT THE NORTHAMPTON SURVIVAL CENTER AND AMHERST SURVIVAL CENTER. JON RESKE,VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING, UMASSFIVE COLLEGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: ALL OF THAT IS REALLY KEY FOR US AND ITS PRETTY INTENSE WITH THIS LAST WEEKEND OF SUPER COLD WEATHER BUT ITS NOT OVER YET WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO GET THROUGH WINTER. MIKE: RESKE SAID COATS AND JACKETS TEND TO BE THE MOST COMMON ITEMS DONATED. YOU CAN DROP OFF WARM CLOTHING ITEMS AT ANY ONE OF THE BANK’S FOUR BRANCHES IN HADLEY, NORTHAMPTON, SPRINGFIELD, AND AT UMASS AMHERST. MIKE: THE WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE ENDS THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY. REPORTING FROM THE HC BUREAU, IN NORTHAMPTON, MIKE MASCIADRELLI, 22NEWS.

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