Long Island Firearms partners with local businesses to “Keep Long Island Warm.”

Long Island Firearms (LIF), a New York state-wide firearms enthusiast…

Long Island Firearms (LIF), a New York state-wide firearms enthusiast community based in Suffolk County, announced Dec. 14 that they will be running a coat drive to provide warm coats to fellow Long Islanders.

Long Island Firearms is sponsoring the “Keep Long Island Warm” coat drive, enlisting the help of a number of generous local businesses (listed below) that will accept coat donations from Dec. 15, 2010 through Jan. 15, 2011. The goal is to help provide any person in need with a warm coat free of charge.

LIF is also partnering with Long Island Cares and Burlington Coat Factory in the “Keep Long Island Warm” drive. All coats collected will be distributed locally to families in need on Long Island.

On Long Island, more than just people at the poverty level find themselves in dire straits. Unemployment and foreclosures have forced more people than ever into shelters or to stay with relatives and friends. Even people that have been able to hang onto their homes are unable to afford to heat their house. There are any number of reasons why people may be cold right here in our local community – outdoors or indoors.

Source Pat Ryder for Examiner.com.

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  • Jeff Richards

    This is terrific news for Long Island. More and more people need to get involved with this group.