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Medical Reserve Corps hosts blanket drive

The Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is hosting its First Annual Winter Blanket Drive. The items collected from this drive will be donated to The Warming Place in The Dalles.

The MRC requests donations of blankets or any other warm items (e.g. gloves, mittens, coats) that are either new or gently used and clean. Community members can contribute to the drive in the following manner:

  1. Items may be dropped off in the parking lot of Sawyer’s True Value, 500 E. Third St., on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members can drive through the parking lot and deposit their donations with the MRC volunteers.

  2. Items may be dropped off at various collection boxes in The Dalles between now and Sunday, Jan. 12. The collection boxes are located at:

• The cafeteria of The Dalles Middle School, 1100 E. 12th St.

• Fresenius Medical Care, 411 Lone Pine Boulevard)

• Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1805 Minnesota St.)

For more information about the blanket drive or the Medical Reserve Corps, contact Leela Patel at North Central Public Health District at 541-506-2602 or leelap@co.wasco.or.us; or see the Wasco County Medical Reserve Corps’ page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wasco-County-Medical-Reserve-Corps/230659080405837.

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