By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis delivered more than 3,000 winter coats to 11 community organizations throughout the county Dec. 3 and 5, as part of the fourth annual Winter Coat Drive. The last stop was at St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury.
“This is a great program,” Evangelidis said. “It is amazing to see the need. One woman getting coats for her kids said they needed them not just for outside, but inside the house. People are cold.”
Other stops on the campaign included Veterans Inc., and St. John’s Food Pantry in Worcester.
The program is organized through the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association, the charity arm of the sheriff’s office.
Coats are collected year-round at the sheriff’s office, 240 Main St., Worcester.