Share the Warmth Distributes Coats for Needy

By Stephanie Ware
|  Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 9:20 PM EDT
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Thousands of people will be warmer this winter thanks to the donations from News4 viewers and some local businesses. Gently used coats were distributed Tuesday in the Salvation Army's

Thousands of people will be warmer this winter thanks to the donations from News4 viewers and some local businesses. Gently used coats were distributed Tuesday in the Salvation Army's "Share the Warmth" drive.

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As the 2012 Share the Warmth campaign came to a close, people stood in line during the cold rain as early as 6:30 a.m. outside of the Salvation Army to select up to five coats per person.

NBC4’s 2012 Share the Warmth campaign ended this week by distributing thousands of coats to the those in need throughout our community. NBC4, the Salvation Army, Bergmann's, Magnet Nurses of Georgetown University Hospital and Burke & Herbert Bank began collecting coats in early December 2012.

Together with our viewers, we collected and distributed more than 5,000 coats during the 2012 effort.

NBC4’s Community Affairs Director Aisha Karimah expressed sincere gratitude to everyone who donated a coat.

"Share the Warmth is a continuation of our efforts to help those in our community who need help the most," Karimah said. "it is fulfilling to all of us at NBC4 and to our partners to help make a difference in community.”

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