TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Concludes Truckload of Warmth Drive to Benefit Families This Winter Community-Supported Program Donates Winter Clothing to People in Need
To support families living in shelters during the winter season, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Birmingham recently hosted its Truckload of Warmth collection drive to provide essential winter clothing to families living in shelters this winter.
For people that are homeless or living in shelters, winter can be an especially dangerous time. According to National Coalition for the Homeless about 41 percent of the homeless population in America is comprised of families and 44 percent of the nation’s homeless population are unsheltered. Living unsheltered during the brutal months exposes these people to dangerously low temperatures and weather conditions.
This year, the Birmingham moving company worked with local schools, churches and businesses such as Vestavia Hills Elementary School Liberty Park and Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, and the Birmingham Association of Realtors, among others, to collect new or gently used winter clothing. More than 3,000 donations were collected and will be delivered to Gateway on Thursday, November 20.
Gateway is a non-profit agency providing cooperative and social services to at-risk families and youth.
Gateway thanks Two Men and a Truck Birmingham and all those who donated to their campaign this year for making sure all of our clients have warm coats and clothes,” says Karin Park.