Nearly 500 coats were recently collected by the Woodridge Rotary Club in its first effort to provide essential winter items to homeless veterans.
The club partnered with the Woodridge Veterans of Foreign Wars and several local businesses and organizations to collect coats, hats, scarves, and gloves for the Chicago Veterans Stand Down Day in November.
Everyone involved would like to thank the generosity of those locally who donated coats, knitted scarves, and who collected and distributed the coats and other items during the month and on the Stand Down Day itself.
Rotary is a humanitarian service organization which operates on the motto of Service Above Self. Information on other projects of the Woodridge Rotary Club may be found at www.woodridgerotary.org