LOCKWOOD: Pittsburgh County OHCE Share the Warmth Blanket Drive | Local News


With the great success of their Share The Warmth Blanket Drive last year, Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc. (OHCE) is hosting another blanket drive in Pittsburg County.

Members of the OHCE Town and Country Club and the Crowder Club are

joining forces to collect and distribute blankets to people in need. Blanket donations will be accepted at 615 E. Mill Ave, McAlester from November 21 through December 5. The Pittsburg County OSU Extension Office also accepts coverage on behalf of the OHCE at 707 West Electric Ave.

The blankets will be distributed from December 6 to 8. Blankets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

The distribution will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at:

● December 6 – Canadian Shores Free Will Baptist Church, 14904 OK-113, McAlester

● December 7 – Freewill Baptist Church, 7th St, Crowder

● December 8 – Quinton Community Center, 1020 Main Street, Quinton

The Northtown and Twin Community Clubs have arranged for their collected blankets to be provided to schools, shelters and care facilities.

For more information,

please contact the OSU Pittsburg County Extension Office at 918-423-4120.

Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc. (OHCE) is a statewide county organization that partners with Oklahoma State University and OSU Extension. Local members seek to develop leadership skills and strengthen families in their respective communities. Working together, OHCE members and county extension educators identify issues facing their local communities and use research-based information from OSU specialists to help address those issues.

Rachel Lockwood is the Family Consumer Science Extension Educator with the Pittsburg County OSU Cooperative Extension Service. For more information on this topic or related FCS programs, contact Rachel at 918-423-4120, email [email protected], or visit the Pittsburg County OSU website http:/ /oces.okstate.edu/pittsburg/ or search for Pittsburg County OSU Extension Center or Pittsburg County OHCE on Facebook.

Oklahoma State University, United States Department of Agriculture, cooperating state and local governments. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible individuals regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other legally protected status and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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