DONA ANA COUNTY EMPLOYEES RALLY FOR BLANKET DRIVE

DONA ANA COUNTY EMPLOYEES RALLY FOR BLANKET DRIVE

 

              More than six dozen blankets were collected at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office this week to be donated to residents of Camp Hope, a cluster of tents in Las Cruces that serves as alternative transitional living for the homeless.

            The efforts were coordinated through Sgt. Jay Hughes at the Doña Ana County Detention Center. Hughes’ son, Curtis, recently took about 20 heavy wool blankets to Tent City, but ran out before everyone that needed a blanket could get one.

            “When you’re warm, you sometimes take that basic necessity for granted,” said Sgt. Hughes. “I did the only thing I knew to do – ask the generous people I work with if they could help with more blankets, and they did.”

              Residents at Camp Hope are always in need of donations during the winter months. Winter jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, heavy socks and long underwear are always appreciated and can be dropped off at the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus, 999 W. Amador in Las Cruces.

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