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Cherokee Homeless Veteran Program Seeks to collect 5,000 coats for Homeless Veterans and others in need ahead of the winter

The Cherokee County Homeless Veteran Program, along with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 45, is pleased to announce a partnership with Arrow Exterminators and the Georgia Pest Vets (3/16 Veteran Support Group) to collect and distribute 5,000 coats to homeless and low income Veterans as well as others in need ahead of this winter’s cold weather.

Last year they collected and distributed nearly 3,500 coats on December 7th, 2021 to various homeless and Veteran organizations in North Georgia to include the VA homeless program, Cherokee County Homeless Veterans Program and several other Veteran focused organizations, noted Xavier Cugnon of Arrow Exterminators and head of the GA Pest Vets organization.

This year with the prospect of inflation and rising fuel costs the need to support homeless Veterans and other homeless who may not be Veterans is top of our minds ahead of the coming cold months, added Jim Lindenmayer, Director of Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program. This will be our 8th year of conducting a coat drive and we would not be able to achieve our goals if it were not for our partnership with Arrow Exterminators, their local offices who help collect that many donated coats and those in the community who donate much needed coats to program like ours.

If you have gently used or new coats that you have no longer a need for, please drop them off at the nearest Arrow Exterminator office in your neighborhood.

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