Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cookeville TDEC Office To Hold Coat Drive

In celebration of America Recycles Day, scheduled for Nov. 15, the Cookeville office of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will host a coat drive during the first half of the month to benefit various local charities. Officials describe it as an opportunity to recycle gently worn items, while helping both the environment and a person in need. Community members are invited to participate, including local, state and federal government offices, along with local businesses, companies and non-profits. The charity drives will be held November 8th through November 19th. Drop off times will be held during regular office hours – Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Cookeville field office is located at 1221 South Willow Avenue. They will be accepting new and/or used coats, which will be delivered to Operation Stand Down, the primary non-profit resource for military veterans in Middle Tennessee.