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Fargo Force Team sorts donated coats

Fargo Force players, volunteers make coat distribution possible

Added on Friday, October 18, 2013

The Fargo Force hockey team partnered with the Salvation Army for a second year to sort winter gear for Coats for Kids and Families. Players (pictured above) helped sort, hang and load the winter items into the Salvation Army truck last week to bring to the distribution center.

This week, families were invited to get coats and other winter gear to help them prepare for the brisk winter months ahead.

“The team is happy to partner with the Salvation Army and help the community with projects like this”, said Fargo Force Marketing & PR Manager Whitney Baumgartner. “The players love to give back to the community and with all of their help in sorting the coats the Salvation Army is able to get it done much quicker.”

It’s a time-consuming project – just one aspect of the coat program made possible by volunteer assistance and our sponsors. Other sponsors for the drive include Scheel’s Arena, Fargo-Moorhead Association of Realtors, Midwest Communication, Healthcare Environmental Services Inc. (HESI) and Sanford Health. Volunteers also help run the coat distribution, making it possible for families to come select winter items.

“It is a blessing to work with the Fargo Force and all other contributors who make this project a success”, said the Salvation Army’s Volunteer & Public Relations Manager, Kimberly Wagner. “They do a great job and it is fun for everyone involved!”

Miss the coat drive? You can still donate online and indicate “Coats for Kids – Fargo” in the specific use field to help buy new winter coats to distribute throughout the season to children and adults as needs arise.