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Volunteers come together in Halifax to distribute warm clothes


Nathan Coleman, reporter
November 4, 2012 — There have been warm temperatures in Atlantic Canada lately, but winter is coming. With that in mind, one woman in Halifax started an initiative to distribute warm clothes to the less fortunate.


More than 20 volunteers have been distributing warm clothes to the less fortunate in the Halifax area (courtesy: Rob Buenaventura)
More than 20 volunteers have been distributing warm clothes to the less fortunate in the Halifax area (courtesy: Rob Buenaventura)

The initiative started out small but after Kelly Moore posted her idea on Facebook, "Come Together Halifax" took off.

Now, she has more than 20 volunteers willing to help out.

"Nobody needs to be cold in Halifax," Kelly said when The Weather Network caught up with her in Victoria Park.

"The initial idea was to get a few friends together [and] get a few of our clothes together ... and hand them out to people who wanted it."

Kelly volunteers at Phoenix Shelter, and with winter coming, she wanted to go the extra mile to lend a hand.

"I thought -- why just [help] Phoenix Shelter," she says. "Why not do the rest of the shelters and the drop in centres in and around Halifax."

Kelly says that's where the idea exploded.

"The generosity has been overwhelming," she says.

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