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DRBC's Winter Coat Drive and Angel Tree Gifts Help Those in Need this Season

While the main efforts of DRBC staff are centered around managing and protecting the shared interstate waters of the Delaware River Basin, we also care about helping out in our local communities.

This November and December, DRBC hosted a drive to collect clean, gently worn, coats, hats, gloves, and scarves that were donated to the Rescue Mission of Trenton. The commission set a goal of collecting 50 coats, which we were able to surpass, collecting a total of 53 coats, as well as a box of warm weather accessories!

The Rescue Mission of Trenton provides a safe, clean, warm refuge, as well as food and clothing, for the homeless, the hungry, the transient, and the addicted in the City of Trenton, N.J. The nationally recognized One Warm Coat program helped DRBC by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive.

Another DRBC staff volunteer effort during the holiday season was donating to The Salvation Army of Trenton's Angel Tree Program. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program provides new toys or clothing for children of families in need through donor support. The Salvation Army provided us with tags for each child that included their age and wish list. This year, staff committed to and purchased gifts for twenty different children; we hope that these gifts will bring big smiles to kids' faces!

During the holiday season and all throughout the year, DRBC staff are proud to do their part to help those in need. These efforts show what a big impact a small agency can have when they join together to do good for others.