Fall coat drive under way in Eagle County
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Fall Coat Drive. Coats are being collected through Oct. 11 at the following locations:
Vail: Vail Police Department, 75 S. Frontage Road
Eagle-Vail: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 249 E. Eagle Road
Avon: Avon Police Department, 0001 Lake Street; Avon Recreation Center, 90 Lake Street
Edwards: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 450 Miller Ranch Road
Eagle – Eagle Police Department, 200 Broadway
Gypsum: Gypsum Recreation Center, 0052 Lundgren Blvd.
The community is encouraged to donate clean coats in good condition. The group is especially hoping to collect children’s winter jackets and snow pants. Coats will be distributed through Vail Valley Salvation Army. Collection boxes for the coat drive have been generously donated by Vail Honeywagon.
The Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee, an initiative founded by Catholic Charities, consists of representatives of the immigrant community who meet on a regular basis with the heads of law enforcement in Eagle County. They provide resources and information through education and outreach to build trust and collaboration with the immigrant community. Participating agencies include the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, Basalt Police Department, Minturn Police Department, Avon Police Department, Eagle Police Department, Catholic Charities, Bright Future Foundation, The Youth Foundation, Polar Star Properties, Salvation Army, Eagle County School District and Eagle County.