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Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Clothing Drive Seeking Donations For Winter

Nov 27, 2018, 8:35 AM

MIDVALE, Utah – One of the ways to help those less fortunate is by providing warmth for those in need.

KSL TV’s adventure specialist Sean Smith on Tuesday was at the Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Clothing Drive at the Road Home in Midvale.

He caught up with Alicia Green, director of marketing and communications for The Road Home, to find out more about helping people who are experiencing homelessness stay warm during the winter months.

“On any given night we serve approximately 300 people in this shelter, including over 100 children,” she said. “… Donations are so urgently needed to make sure everybody has what they need to stay warm — especially during the winter.”

Donations are accepted at any of the Arctic Circle, Bank of Utah or Red Hanger locations, and there were representatives from all three companies at the Warm Bodies, Warm Souls Clothing Drive.

Bank of Utah’s Roger Christensen, senior vice president of marketing, communications and business development, was on hand at the seventh annual event Tuesday morning to help out.

“This is our opportunity to give back to our community and help those that are in need,” he said. “… We really enjoy giving and giving back.”

Kasey Christensen, Arctic Circle’s chief operations officer, was folding blankets.

“If you come into (Arctic Circle) and donate clothes, hats, gloves, blankets, socks, we’ll give you a coupon for a double cheeseburger on your visit,” he said.

Red Hanger President Ryan Fish was hanging clothes (on red hangers, no less) during Tuesday morning’s drive.

“Anytime somebody donates in one of our stores, we’re giving away a free (shirt cleaning),” he said. “We’re just thrilled to be able to be part of this.”

Between Red Hanger, Bank of America and Arctic Circle, there are 70 locations at where clothes can be donated.

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