New Tuscaloosa group hosts community coat drive
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson
A new organization in Tuscaloosa is making its debut by trying to keep the community warm.
The Diamonds ITR Foundation was founded by Brittany Watson with the idea to bridge the gap between those less fortunate in our community and those who can give back.
“So many people are homeless. Add onto that inflation and the pandemic,” said Jocelyn Minor, Diamonds ITR Foundation board member. ” We know with the illnesses going on and the winter months coming up, it’s going to be very cold outside so if we can’t give them a home, we will try to gift them with warmth.”
The foundation’s goal is to collect at least 150 new or gently used coats, hats and gloves for children and adults.
The group is collecting coats at seven locations in Tuscaloosa. They include: Carrie Fitts Real Estate, Reggae Flava, Movement Mortgage, Talecris Plasma Resources, New Harvest Church of God, Zo’s NuYu Styling Salon, and Renasant Bank.
If you are unable to make it to a dropoff location you can arrange for pick up with drive organizer Lindsey Nance by calling 205-454-4988.
The drive runs through Dec. 12.
Coats will be passed out at New Harvest Church of God on Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.