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Local organization collecting winter coats for children in need

Lynchburg police, One Voice One Community, want to collect 2,000 coats

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Leaders are working to make sure no child in the Hill City will be cold at the bus stop this year. 

From now until Dec. 1, community leaders and Lynchburg police will collect winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves for children who don't have them. 

"Me, Sgt. Rater and the police department were out in some of the community areas and noticed some of the kids without coats. And it drew our attention that we asked the kids, 'Why didn't they have coats?' They said, 'We don't have one.' And so we realized it was a great need," James Camm, co-founder of One Voice One Community, said. 

"We're going to put out some boxes with some logos and stuff on it to see if we can generate some interest," Sgt. Jeff Rater said. 

The coats will be given out on Dec. 1 at Miller Park in Lynchburg. The organization hopes to give out 2,000 coats this year.