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Big haul for the homeless

'It is heartwarming to see the community come together to help people in need this coming winter'
20201026 homeless clothing drive
Photo courtesy Facebook.

A simple request to the public through social media last week has landed Dave Radcliffe literally truckloads of winter clothing for the homeless. 

Radcliffe, a former elementary school principal and current mental health worker at Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services, did a similar drive in the spring, was the organizer of the Help the Homeless Winter Collection Drive.  

"It is heartwarming to see the community come together to help people in need this coming winter, thank you," said Radcliffe via Facebook.  

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The drive even got the attention of the community of South River that also coordinated a drive organized there by Jennifer Booth. 

Radcliffe did most of the work asking residents to leave their donations outside their front door where he would pick them up. Mark's Work Warehouse also donated cases of brand new clothing for the cause. 

He says Brown's Moving also offered to transport donations and he credits the CareMonger Facebook group for helping to spread the support. 

Winter Clothing for the less fortunate became a hot topic earlier this month when Operation Warmth postponed its program.  


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