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Organizer for local Blanket Drive helps homeless people stay warm this winter

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One local woman is doing her part to help less fortunate people here in the valley. Heather Rogers started a Blanket Drive to help homeless people stay warm through the cold fall and winter months. And to her surprise it’s been a huge success so far.

Heather says she understands what it’s like to be in their shoes and she wants to do what she can to make their lives a little easier.

"They need love, they really need love, I mean everybody,” said Heather. “They're either a brother, a mother, a sister, a dad, somebody's son or daughter and we have to see them as people... they just need to be cared about."

Heather says she used Facebook to get the word out about the Blanket Drive. Her goal was 60 and so far she’s reached 160 blankets. But she says the need is still great.

If you would like to donate, she is looking for blankets, socks, gloves, and any items to help keep them warm as temperatures start to drop.

The drop off location is at Born Again Resale and Consignment at 538 Thain Road in Lewiston.

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