CLEVELAND — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above previously aired on September 9, 2020.
An iconic Cleveland landmark is doing what it can to help the less fortunate in Northeast Ohio as winter approaches and the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the region.
On Sunday, December 13, Old Stone Church will host a coat drive from noon to 2 p.m. The church will be accepting donations of coats, blankets, and winter gear to donate to local residents including adults and children.
“Our members and staff believe the whole city is our partner in keeping Cleveland compassionate. While we could just encourage our members to donate, we want to do more and invite the whole city to join our efforts,” the Rev. Dr. Andrew McDonald, Interim Senior Pastor said. “This year has been hard on everyone. Our coat drive is just one opportunity to directly address the serious need for basic aid in our local community.”
The donations will be dropped off to Love INC of Cuyahoga County, "an organization that cultivates a cooperative effort amongst local businesses, churches, and nonprofit agencies to address emergency needs. for local residents," Old Stone Church said in a press release.
The donations will be collected outside by volunteers with no contact. The drop-off will be limited to five minutes. All participates are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
The contact-less coat drive is free and open to the public. Those looking to participate are encouraged to mark themselves as "attending" on Facebook to help volunteers peart for the turn out.
Everyone who attends will receive a special Christmas bag while supplies last.