To The Editor:

During these tough economic times, there are many families struggling and hurting.

The little things that so many of us take for granted, like buying our children new coats for the season, are not possible for those with a stack of unpaid bills.

A warm winter coat may not seem like much but for so many it is a tangible demonstration that others care.

We appreciate the support from the Franklin County community for the annual Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive and hope we can count on your involvement again with the donation of new and gently used coats for our neighbors in need this winter.

From now through Nov. 14 donations can be dropped at one of 24 local locations. All of the coats donated in Franklin County will stay in this community, distributed through one of 10 agencies in the area.

Unfortunately, the need always surpasses what we are able to collect so please help us spread the word and give a little warmth this winter! Visit our website for more information at

Thank you and God bless!