Tuesday, 12 February 2019 12:06

Nonprofit hands out blankets, sleeping bags

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BANGOR - For the past several weeks, the Health Equity Alliance has been collecting gently used and new blankets and sleeping bags.

On Monday, those items were handed out to those who need them in Pickering Square. Organizers said that cold temperatures and predictions of a snowstorm later this week made distributing the warm blankets even more important.


"We have a lot of people that live, you know, on couches or live in the rough on a cold night that can't go to the homeless shelter. It's tough," said Andrea Littlefield, director of development for the Bangor-based nonprofit.


Littlefield said about 300 blankets and sleeping bags were donated. In addition, local businesses donated coffee, donuts and pizza that also were given away.