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Arlington County Holding Blanket and Coat Drive for Syrian Refugees

Syrian Refugee Blanket and Coat Drive (via Arlington County)Arlington County is joining a national effort to collect blankets and coats for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The drive started on Saturday and will run through Dec. 4, collecting new or gently used blankets and winter coats for donation.

There are two locations in Arlington where residents can bring items to donate:

Donated items must be clean and neatly folded. Sheets will not be accepted.

Arlington’s neighbor to the south, Alexandria, is also participating in the blanket and coat drive. According to Arlington County, more than 40,000 blankets have been collected in Northern Virginia over the past two years.

Photo via Arlington County

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