Bath County funeral home holds coat drive

Published: Jan. 8, 2017 at 2:55 PM EST
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Virginia Clark grew up in the city of Owingsville and knows the importance of a small community.

"It creates your own persona, your own character," Virginia said.

Virginia is the director of Richardson Funeral Home.

The funeral home was started by her family 30 years ago and since has been a big part of the community.

"We've got a blood drive that we do. We also do a food drive to benefit for the Backpack Program, but then in January we do the Coat Drive."

This is the second year the funeral home has put on the coat drive.

"I just got to thinking, I know there are people walking around town without coats. If I can make the effort to make sure it's available to them, it makes me feel better about it."

Virginia says since Tuesday they have collected 18 winter coats. Last year they collected 80 and she says they hope this year to beat that number.

"It's after Christmas and maybe people have gotten new coats and are trying to clean out their closet. It's just a really good time to do it."

The donated coats are given to Christian Social Services who work with several other surrounding communities.

"There is going to be a lot that go into Bath County, but I think last year a lot of them went to Montgomery County because they were severely in need at that time."

And thanks to donations, the funeral home is able to keeping giving to those in need.