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Coats in need for evacuees of Puerto Rico

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Those who fled their home in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria are now facing temperatures they are unaccustomed to. 

Make the Road, PA, a community organization which builds power for justice in Latino communities, has organized a coat drive for these families who have relocated to the Lehigh Valley from Puerto Rico.

The hats, scarves, gloves and coats that are collected will be distributed to families Jan. 5. People can donate items at the organization's center at 115 N. 8th St., Allentown

"Hurricane Maria’s devastation and the slow recovery efforts have left a majority of families without power, clean water, and basic supplies. Now evacuees are arriving in our communities, and we welcome them with open arms. Providing warm clothing against the winter elements is the least we can do this holiday season," said Director of Make the Road PA Adanjesus Marin.

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