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Nashville Churches Make Kits To Protect Homeless From Cold

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Last week a homeless man in Nashville froze to death just steps from a church door.

Now, several churches in Nashville are coming together to make sure the homeless don't go cold. New Livingstone Church and Ray of Hope Church in East Nashville along with the West Nashville District Association which represents a collection of seven churches, have joined together to help keep Nashville's homeless warm this winter season. They're collecting what they call "cold kits," any item that would help someone shield themselves from chilly weather.   

"It was something that just happened, we decided to do. We threw some emails out, a couple text messages out there, and church members decided to bring some things in. We hoping that being on the news, people outside of our church will see the people in our neighborhood will see that and bring some items over here," said assistant minister Scott Wallace.

The churches are asking for items like gloves, scarves, socks and hats.  The churches are asking for all sizes in those items to be donated, particularly XL, 2XL and 3XL. All the donations will be taken to "Room in the Inn" and then given to the homeless.

The donations will be collected Jan. 6, 2013 - Jan. 9, 2013.

Donation times and locations are as follows:

(East Nashville) New Livingstone Church
330 Hancock St, 615-228-4614

Jan. 6 (Sunday) - Jan. 9(Wed)
Sunday 8am-10am & 12:15-2pm
Mon-Wed, 7-10am & 5-7pm

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