Clothing drive seeks to keep vets warm this winter in Douglas County

The goal of the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge's project is to collect clothing for veterans in Douglas County to make sure they stay warm during the holidays.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 5:44 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- Members of the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge are accepting clothing donations for their second annual Operation Warm and Cozy clothing drive.

The goal of the project is to collect clothing for veterans in Douglas County to make sure they stay warm during the holidays.

The Elks Lodge has partnered with Aviva Health -- a local health care provider -- for the project.

They are looking for clean coats, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, toiletries and cash donations.

Organizers said Operation Warm and Cozy kicked off in early November. Since then, they have collected more than 300 articles of clothing.

When the clothing drive ends, organizers said they will be donating all the items to the Roseburg Veterans Affairs hospital and to veterans in assisted living facilities in southern Douglas County.

“To see them see what we’re bringing them, what they’re going to be able to select from, is the most rewarding part of the project,” said Ted Romas, a trustee for the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge.

If you want to help, items and cash can be donated at the Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge, Aviva Health locations, Ed and Mo’s Diner, The Happy Donut and the Mid-Town Grill in Myrtle Creek.

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