Operation Warm the Hat at MHC Saturday

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Medicine Hat College students are doing their part to help the community this winter.

Operation Warm the Hat is running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, encouraging people to donate new or used winter clothing at the college.

Second-year social work student Gabriela Carreon says the event is COVID-safe.

“We’re going to do this as a drive-thru at the parking lot of the main entrance at the college,” she said. “We want to collect used and new winter gear for kids and adults.”

The college students are asking for all sizes from newborn to adults.

The gear will be donated to three different places: the city, the Miywasin Friendship Centre and Nurture Pregnancy Centre.

“We just wanted to help the community of Medicine Hat,” she said. “For us students, our passion is to help others.”

The drive-thru event will allow for physical distancing. It is running as first-come, first-served.

After the coats are donated, residents in need will be able to contact each of the three organizations to get information on getting a coat.

Coats will be quarantined for a week before people can get them, due to COVID-19.

More information can be found on the Medicine Hat College Facebook feed.

Mo Cranker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Medicine Hat News