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Local church holding winter coat drive for community, homeless

Posted at 4:57 AM, Feb 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-24 15:09:01-05

As temperatures drop around town and you bundle up before going outside, consider those who may not have a coat to stay warm.

Cain Memorial AME Church is holding a winter coat drive Saturday morning to help those in need.

The drive will be held in the church parking lot off California Avenue and R Street from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Cain Memorial AME said the drive is focusing on helping those in the Mill Creek Park area but are not excluding anyone.

In addition to winter coats, all clothing is needed as well as small toiletries.

The donations will go to the local homeless population and anyone in need.

Organizers said the leftover donations will be taken to the Bakersfield Homeless Center and the Jamison Children's Center.