Operation Blanket aims to keep community warm in winter


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Operation Blanket is a donation put on by ISU Student Veterans of America ISUSVA to collect blankets and winter clothing for less fortunate individuals.

Alex Connor

The ISU Student Veterans of America is accepting donations of blankets, coats, gloves, new socks and underwear for its community outreach program until Dec. 6.

The program, named Operation Blanket, aims to raise awareness in the community of individuals in unfortunate circumstances.

By dedicating blankets and winter clothing, Operation Blanket hopes to create a sense of community with those in need.

Last year’s Operation Blanket helped more than 40 people in the Ames area, and items were donated to surrounding shelters.

Donations can be dropped off in several places, including the Veterans Center, the Armory and the Fire Station on Welch.