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Bundle Up Butler provides coats, access to services to the needy

October 22, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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Devin Cunningham of the Center for Community Resources brings a bag of coats to a vehicle during Bundle Up Butler's coat pickup at Butler Memorial Park Friday.

County residents in need not only received warm winter coats, but also handouts and access to services at Bundle Up Butler, which was held Friday at Memorial Park in Butler.

Cars began lining up at 8:15 a.m. for the event’s 10 a.m. start, when vehicles could be seen snaking past the tennis and bocce courts and leading up to the Miller shelter.

Hayley Merchant, director of programs at Center for Community Resources (CCR) in Butler, said each person picking up coats registered for the event.

Upon their arrival at the park, a volunteer in a witch’s costume placed a large number on their windshield, which was matched with the corresponding number on a bag at the Miller shelter that contained the coats they requested.

Read more in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

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