Clothes collected

Warm clothes are being collected for the street nurse program, Vernon Women’s Transition House and others in need

Warm clothes are being collected for the street nurse program, Vernon Women’s Transition House and others in need.

Beginning Monday, items for the Warm and Fuzzy campaign can be dropped off at Sutton Group Lakefront Realty weekdays from 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. at  2749 30th St. in downtown Vernon.

There will also be a drive-thru from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at Sutton.

Items needed for men, women and children include coats, hats, mitts, gloves, boots, sweaters, warm socks and any warm outerwear.

Cheques written to the Howard House Society, as well as cash will also be forwarded.

Donations of towels are also being sought by local organizations.

“There is no reason any of our area people need to suffer in the cold,” said Jake Russell, event spokesperson.

“We’re happy to help in this way and will continue to do so.”

For information about the Warm and Fuzzy campaign, call Russell at 250-549-3944.