UPDATE: WDI no longer accepting donations of cold weather gear for people in need

The local organization appreciates how much people have given during the drive.
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:06 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - After receiving an overwhelming response to the Warm-Up Wilmington Collection Drive, Wilmington Downtown iNC (WDI) is no longer accepting donations.

WDI tweeted the update Wednesday and expressed gratitude for the community’s response:

“We greatly appreciate all the generosity and support from the community,”

A drive to collect cold weather gear to distribute to downtown Wilmington’s unsheltered population was jump-started by WDI January 6.

To kick off the Warm-Up Wilmington Collection Drive, WDI donated $250 worth of new items to distribute to those in need.

WDI requested donations of various new and unused items to help those without shelter cope during the cold weather.

Collected items will now be sorted, stored, and then distributed.

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