Over 400 local kids were gifted new warm clothes for the winter
YAKIMA, Wash.- Many locals decided to give the gift of giving for those in need Saturday.
Over 400 children from the Yakima, Wapato, and Union Gap school districts were able to get new warm clothes for the winter.
Dozens of people in the community teamed up with the Salvation Army in Yakima to give kids new coats, sweaters, hats and other warm clothing items at Walmart off of Nob Hill Blvd.
Organizers say this program is needed because no kid should have to go without warm clothes during the coldest time of the year.
"We know that there's a need for kids to have winter clothing. You see kids walking around all the time that don't have jackets, don't have socks, don't have mittens and that's not okay for the winter," said Lieutenant Rebecca Helms.
The Salvation Army has been helping kids get new winter clothes for more than 30 years.