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1,000 receive winter coats

By Sara Story - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - At least a thousand East Texans received coats this weekend, just in time for winter. The PATH Coats for Kids drive was held in October, and families picked up the coats this weekend.

PATH leaders say nearly 800 coats were handed out on Saturday, and they expected to hand-out just as many on Sunday.

PATH thanks the East Texas community for all of the donations.

"Three weeks into October, we probably had twelve coats. I was concerned, but we made a plea to the community, and people came through...One of the things that I think happens in East Texas is we don't think about them until we get a real cold snap," said Becky Duncan, the PATH Community Outreach Coordinator.

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