Over 350 needy Downriver residents received winter coats in November thanks to Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack and her husband, Bill Jasman.
Stack and Jasman, members of the Trenton Rotary Club, created Operation Warm three years ago and have provided warm coats to nearly 1,000 people in Trenton, Taylor, Woodhaven, Brownstown, Gibraltar, Rockwood, Grosse Ile and Wyandotte.
This year seven Downriver Rotary Clubs and Rotary International spent about $6,000 for winter coats that were distributed to needy adults and children through Rotary Clubs, area school districts and local churches.
Stack and Jasman attained the funding for the coats by co-wroting a Rotary International grant on behalf of seven Downriver Rotary Clubs including Trenton and Grosse Ile.
Those in need of a warm coat this winter should contact the eastern Michigan division of the Salvation Army 248-443-5500.