Locals bring a small gift to help homeless prepare for winter

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Local organizations came together in Huntsville over some music and fun and asked people to bring one small item by. One that, organizers say, could help save a life. 

AM Booth’s Lumberyard hosted the “Winter Warm Up”– with music, drinks, food and more– and it’s all to help provide resources for homeless people in the area. Spice Radio teamed up with the Homeless Construction Coalition and Blues to Bluegrass to organize the fundraiser. 

They asked  locals to bring a small, 1-pound propane tank with them to donate. Organizers say, it can mean the difference between life and death. 

We spoke with Donald Richter, one of the Co-founders of the Homeless Construction Coalition (HCC). Richter tells us,  “Those propane tanks are basically how a lot of these homeless camps will power their heat sources, cook food, get themselves really taken care of and stay warm.” He says the HCC always tries to do what they can to gather warm essentials around this time of year. Richter adds, “Finding blankets, coats, other sources of warming, and just finding ways that we can get out and support the community.” 

The proceeds will help provide winter essentials to the homeless, including palettes made by the HCC to elevate tents off the ground and prevent sickness from exposure. 

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