Coats for the Coatless
The collection of coats will be distributed to persons throughout Cape Fear during cold weather for the health and safety of our neighbors.
The Salvation Army requests coats for men, women, and children of all sizes, weights, and seasons. Gently used or new coats need to be donated as clean as possible. Coats may be donated at any Salvation Army location including the Red Shield Shelter in Downtown Wilmington or any Salvation Army Family Store location.
The Red Shield Shelter
820 N. 2nd – Wilmington
Family Store Locations:
820 N. 2nd - Wilmington
1411 Floral Parkway – Wilmington
288 Merchant Circle – Hampstead
4566 Long Beach Rd – Southport
With the additional challenges of a CoVid19 environment, coats will not be professionally cleaned as in previous years. The Salvation Army will sanitize donated coats as much as possible and recommend that all recipients wash the coats before wearing them.
“A good coat can mean the difference between staying healthy during the colder season of the year or experiencing additional complications for a sizeable segment of our population,” states Major Mark Craddock, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army in Cape Fear. “The Salvation Army desires to provide help to as many of our neighbors as possible to help Cape Fear families continue to remain as self-sustaining as possible. We want to help Build Hope in the communities we serve.”
In 2019, The Salvation Army and our community partners distributed over 1,500 coats.