MISSOULA — A local group that has helped hundreds of homeless people feel a little warmth and love during the holidays over the years is still aiming to do the same this winter.
But the distribution event will happen early in 2020 this time around.
David's Angels is a grassroots group that has collected and distributed thousands of coats, boots and other warm clothing to Missoula area homeless over the past several winters.
The distribution has taken place for the last couple of years at the Union Gospel Mission but this year, organizer Judy Sass says the event is being moved to the Methodist Church in Missoula, and will be held on Jan. 10.
The drive gives the homeless not only the warm clothing to cope with a Montana winter, but also extends a hand of fellowship and caring.
Sass says they could still use donations of travel size tooth paste, energy or protein bars, men's gloves, and hoodies. This year the Bombas Sock Company donated 2,100 pairs of socks, but demand is so high those will likely be gone after the January handout.
Monetary gifts are also welcome to help with buying additional items in short supply, and since David's Angels is a non-profit, they can provide tax receipts if you need them. Call Judy Sass at (406) 550-1021 for more information.
Donations can be dropped off at the Ace Hardware in Florence on US Highway 93 South and at Physical Therapy Specialists of Florence on Rodeo Drive. The event will take place on Friday, Jan 10 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in downtown Missoula.