Coats for the Cold 2022

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries:


Free Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves and Winter Gear for People in Need

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) is pleased to announce its annual Coats for the Cold event, happening Saturday, November 5 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The event will take place at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, located at 225 Patton Avenue.

Our Coats for the Cold event distributes essential winter gear to those who may not have access to them. Items include coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and socks. Individuals in need of these items are encouraged to come “shop”, items will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. All items are free.

This event will be hosted outdoors in the driveway next to the building.

We are still accepting donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s winter weather items in all sizes. If you have any new or gently used and clean coats, hats, gloves, or scarves that you would like to donate, please bring them to 225 Patton Ave. during donation hours:

For more information visit our website:

We would like to thank Swannanoa Cleaners, Advanced Business Equipment and High Vistas Realty for their partnership of this event.

ABOUT WESTERN CAROLINA RESCUE MINISTRIES: Western Carolina Rescue Mission (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor, and addicted populations of Western North Carolina. We meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward. Currently our Rescue services for men, women and children include providing meals, food boxes, overnight shelter, and clothing. For more, visit

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