BREAKING NEWS Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan after all-night vote Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Anonymous donor provides new coats for Lane County families

A big, anonymous donation is helping families across Lane County stay warm on cold winter nights.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 11:52 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 11:53 AM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A big, anonymous donation is helping families across Lane County stay warm on cold winter nights.

Catholic Community Services in Springfield received 340 brand-new coats through the non-profit Operation Warm in Pennsylvania. Money for those coats came from an anonymous donor who wanted to help residents in Lane County.

The coats were distributed Thursday to those who need them, along with hats and scarves and other clothing from Catholic Community Services.

Katie Ayers said she and her family sometimes visit Catholic Community Services, and she was glad to receive a new coat.

“We go here now and then for food boxes and stuff and we came to get coats because it's getting colder,” Ayers said.

Ayers said her family lives in an apartment. While she could wear multiple layers to stay warm, that means more laundry, which costs more money.

All the clothing items were given free of charge.

“There are a lot of people struggling just to make ends-meat, and to have a new coat is something that they may not be able to afford. But today they might be able to provide for their families,” said Catholic Community Services Development Director Jerry Ragan.

Ragan said his organization is also looking for more donations, particularly hygiene items and toothbrushes.

You can also donate money on their website here.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156884

Reported Deaths: 2293
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31996550
Washington21360217
Marion18600287
Clackamas13449190
Lane10357131
Jackson8543118
Umatilla770782
Deschutes601665
Yamhill379769
Linn361357
Malheur335858
Polk308545
Klamath280955
Douglas257455
Josephine239056
Benton236017
Jefferson197630
Coos157621
Union130519
Columbia127721
Wasco122126
Lincoln113720
Hood River107029
Morrow105014
Crook78118
Clatsop7796
Baker6739
Curry4366
Tillamook4262
Lake3836
Harney2776
Grant2301
Wallowa1445
Gilliam541
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00
Eugene
Partly Cloudy
50° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 44°
Roseburg
Mostly Cloudy
49° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 47°
North Bend
Partly Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 51°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events