The Salvation Army Holds a Winter Coat Drive

Friday, January 14th, 2022

The Salvation Army of Augusta requests assistance to collect coats for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness within the Greater Augusta Area.

With the coldest months of the year upon us, The Salvation Army of Augusta has launched its annual Winter Coat Drive, taking place in January and February. Those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness within the Greater Augusta Area will benefit directly from this drive.

“Our founder, William Booth, once said that it is impossible to comfort men’s hearts with the love of God when their feet are perishing with cold,” said Captain Jonathan Raymer, the Augusta Area Commander. “Right now, we want to keep people warm. We need to get coats to our neighbors.”

Items needed for the drive include gently used or new coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, and miscellaneous winter outerwear. The Salvation Army of Augusta will be accepting donations at all of their locations until February 7th. Monetary gifts are also accepted. All donations made will stay local and are tax-deductible.

Drop-off Addresses:

The Salvation Army of Augusta Kroc Center (Service Desk) ⸰⸰⸰ 1833 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30904

The Salvation Army Center of Hope (Service Desk) ⸰⸰⸰ 1384 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901

The Salvation Army Family Store in North Augusta ⸰⸰⸰ 1751 Knox Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841

The Salvation Army Family Store in Thomson ⸰⸰⸰ 2231 Harrison Rd SE, Thomson, GA 30824

The Salvation Army Donation Center ⸰⸰⸰ 3715 Benchmark Dr, Augusta, GA 30909

For more information about the coat drive, contact Derek Dugan at (706) 922-8369 or email derek.dugan@uss.salvationarmy.org.