Wilburton Police Department (WPD) Chief Robert Bias and his entire department THANK THE RESIDENTS of Wilburton and Latimer County for their most generous response to the first Coat Drive for Students.
"We received a ton of coats!- an estimated 75 to 100 for the school to dispense so they can fill a need. We are so grateful for the response," said CH Bias. "Once again Wilburton and Latimer County have shown why this is such a great place to live.... we take care of each other. We asked for community help to fill a need for our young people, and there was an immediate reaction!"
The point of contact at WPD is Amanda at 918-465-5371.
Chief Bias announced that students in all grades from PreKindergarden to 12th Grade often need coats. While an older student has the ability to work part time to earn money to purchase a coat, the younger students, especially in elementary school, do not. Very often a child will show up to school with no coat on, nor a coat at home to wear.
"This coat drive is based on last school year's experience when our WPD staff members purchased over 12 coats from personal funds." said Ch Bias. "Knowing the need will be even greater this year based on the current downtrend in the local income, we decided to let our Community know of the need. Our citizens have never let us down when it comes to helping each other when there is a need."
Take new or gently used coats of all sizes from 4 to men's XXXLarge to the WPD located at 209 East Main Street. WPD works with school administrators and teachers to ensure no student will be without a coat this fall and winter.
If you have questions, call WPD at 918-465-5371.