This winter is sure to be a cold one with record low temperatures soon approaching. Meanwhile, needy families in and around Elyria will have to take extra steps to ensure their safety from catching a cold and surviving the nights’ chilling temperatures.
The City Wide Food Drive is looking at fighting that issue this year with the addition of their blanket drive. City Wide Food Drive’s founder, Brandon Rutherford said that they will be going door to door, not only asking for canned food items for the Salvation Army, but also blankets to hand out to Elyria’s needy families. (East Broad Street Laundromat has kindly offered to wash all donated blankets.)
If you’re interested in donating any blankets or canned good items and don’t have the time to drop them off yourself, Rutherford, himself will come to your house and pickup any non-perishable food items and gently-used blankets.