NEEDED: HATS, SCARVES, COATS, GLOVES, BLANKETS, SLEEPING BAGS
From Project Curator Stuart Nicholson:
With temperatures reaching as low as 6 degrees in some areas of Central Virginia, businesses are reducing hours or closing, as travelling and faring in the cold is treacherous.
I work food delivery and I can’t count anymore how many people I have seen huddled under piles of blankets at bus stops or under small canopies. With the number of homeless people in the area and even more families unable to heat the homes they have, what kind of message of peace does it send if we just overlook those less-fortunate around us?
True to our principle of Action, Writing For Peace – Central Virginia is hitting the streets and faring the dropping temperatures to announce our Winter Warmth Drive. Throughout January, we will be collecting gently-used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, blankets, sleeping bags, whatever you have to give make the winter a little more bearable for everyone.
Watch here for more details coming soon regarding drop-off locations in RVA and Farmville, and specific dates.
How much you love your life is what every life is worth! – Brian Yorkey, If/Then; 2013