Longview — The cold front that blew into East Texas early Thursday could help increase the turnout for the Coats For Kids giveaway Saturday.
“When it’s chilly, people remember that winter will be starting soon and that they need to make sure their kids have coats that fit,” said Lisa Simmons, program manager for Longview Community Ministries.
The nonprofit organization will hand out coats to school-age children in need from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Broughton Recreation Center in Longview.
Unlike a lot of programs designed to help people in unfortunate economic circumstances, there are no income or residency requirements for participation in Coats For Kids.
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