McFly Outdoors, a local business, donated over 75 brand new jackets to the Lewis County Family Resource Network on Jan. 4, in an effort to help distribute warm jackets to those in the area in need.
“With the new year here, we found ourselves with extra sizes in certain coats and extras in jackets that have been discontinued for a few years now that have not sold well, so we decided that instead of sitting on our shelves, we should put them in the hands of people who need them this winter,” said Sierra Cole, the manager at McFly Outdoors.
Owner Kate Garton contacted the Lewis County Family Resource Network in Weston, asking if there was a need for winter coat donations.
“To our surprise, we found out that the FRN had already given away 500 coats in the past year and the inventory was almost depleted, so our team dropped what we were working on and immediately gathered the extra coats we had,” said Cole.
“We are happy to help our community and encourage other businesses to get involved to help those in our county. I watch the FRN on social media and see how active they are in constantly helping those in need. What a great thing to see on social media these days,” said Garton.