Boise Rescue Mission now has 150 coats for those in need

150 coats were donated to the Boise Rescue Mission Tuesday.

The Boise Rescue Mission now has 150 coats to give to people in need this winter.

Local Larry H. Miller dealerships collected the coats by taking part in "driving for coats" annual tradition began almost a decade ago.

The coats will help hundreds of shelter guests, says the Boise Rescue Mission.

The Boise Rescue Mission will also hold on to a few of them and will give them out throughout the season as new people come in.

“Our shelters are filling up for the cold weather, we've got men women and children, a little over half of our services are for women and children, so these coats are going to be given out now to anybody who needs one right here in our facilities, people who walk in who need a coat.”

More than 400 homeless people and families are helped by the Boise Rescue Mission each night.

“As the temperature cools and the snow starts to fall, there is a critical need for those who are vulnerable in the community to stay warm,” said Rev. Bill Roscoe.

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