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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 2/15/2015
Manship Family’s ABC affiliate KRGV-TV Weslaco, Tex. celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Tim’s Coats,” a program that distributes winter coats. Texas’ Rio Grande Valley is one of the poorest areas in the U.S., with an 85 percent poverty rate. Each winter, KRGV-TV partners with the Southwest Dry Cleaners Association to clean, mend and distribute donated coats. In 30 years, the program has distributed over 250,000 coats.
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