By Jesse Gallegos
Luna Community College
Luna Community College students led by both student government and the student nurses association are conducting an “LCC Cares Coat Drive.”
Although the emphasis will be on coats, any article of cold weather clothing, such as hats, gloves, and scarves are welcome.
Items will be distributed Nov. 23. The last day to donate a coat and other items will be Nov. 22.
“With the winter quickly approaching, and our hard economic times, people are forced to make hard choices,” said LCC student government President Victor Ramirez. “...Our goal is to give those that have to make that decision one less thing to worry about.”
Ramirez said that items collected will be made available to anyone who expresses a need. All they have to do is show up when the distribution takes place.
“It doesn’t matter who they are or what walk of life they come from, if someone needs a coat to stay warm, then they should get one,” said Ramirez.
Ramirez said about 7,300 people in San Miguel County live below the poverty level.
Although the LCC Student Nurses Association and LCC Student Government are sponsoring the coat drive, Ramirez says it is a school effort.
People can take their items to the LCC Allied Health building or El Sombrero Restaurant. Ideally, students are looking at placing a collection box in several other departments. Items will be collected once a week and taken to the student government office.