Raising Coats with Raising Cane's

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Table's covered in coats. Nearly 17-hundred filled a room at the People's City Mission. Now picture a person in each coat. It's tough to imagine, but that's how many people would go without one this year if it wasn't for raising coats with raising cane's.

"There is a lot of coats here. Wow! You shouldn't walk out without one," Carol Johnson said.

Johnson picked out a coat for herself and her daughter. Without the donation, it was going to be a cold winter.

"It's usually bundling three hoodies on top of each other and a pair of gloves, then praying to God that you stay warm," Johnson said.

Will Brunson fell on hard times. Getting a coat he wouldn't otherwise have is just one way the People's City Mission is helping.

"This place here really does try. The food's good. The people - they're meaningful on what they do. If you want to pick yourself up and make it work, this is the place to come to," Brunson said.

"It's always a great feeling. It's the main reason why we do the campaign," Raising Cane's Owner, Justin Jones said.

Jones and his wife watched as people staying at the mission picked out their new coats.

"You are seeing the emotions and you are seeing people walking away with a coat and a smile," Jones said. "So many people are walking up to us and saying thank you and shaking our hands and hugging my wife. Those are the emotional feeling that you know you are doing something good."

He says it's all thanks to the community.

"You got to help somebody who could really use that coat that was just hanging in your closet collecting dust," Jones said.

"It's awesome. A lot of people are going out of their way to help people they don't have to. They chose to. That is God sent and we appreciate it," Johnson said.


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