PEC employees in Johnson City are teaming up with the Blanco County Future Farmers of America and the Blanco County 4-H Clubs to help make the Blanco County Warm Your Heart Coat Drive a success. As the temperature drops during these winter months, there are those who need a coat but cannot afford one; this community effort will offer warmth to people in need.
Coat collection boxes have been placed in local PEC offices. Collection boxes also have been placed in Blanco and Johnson City schools, area churches and businesses that are participating as “project friends.” People are encouraged to donate new or gently used coats through Wednesday, December 8. Cash donations also are being accepted, and checks should be made payable to the Blanco County Warm Your Heart Coat Drive. Donations are not tax deductible.
The participating school districts will be identifying children and adults in need of coats, which will be distributed on two days in mid-December. The first distribution will be on Tuesday, December 14 at the PEC Training Center in Johnson City. The second distribution will be in Blanco on Thursday, December 16 at the Old Blanco County Courthouse.
“This coat drive is a meaningful way for us to help the less fortunate among us,” said PEC Assistant General Manager Jeanell Davis. “The employees at PEC are friends and neighbors and active members of their community, and getting involved is important to them.”
Johnson City employees teamed up with several local organizations for a coat drive last year and provided more than 200 coats for needy families in the Cooperative’s service area.