Winter clothing and blanket drive benefits local veterans

Published: Nov. 27, 2018 at 4:52 PM CST
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In the spirit of "Giving Tuesday" one local veteran is starting a winter clothing and blanket drive to help others.

Clayton Ausbrooks currently works as a realtor, and in partnership with Keller Williams Realty Broker Luke Williams, he's creating a clothing/blanket drive to support homeless veterans and other veterans in need.

"These guys are in these situations because of things they've been through and things they've seen that people don't really realize. I just want to give back to these guys, I mean that's what it's all about," said Ausbrooks.

As a disabled veteran himself, this cause is very personal to him.

"These are the people that give us the benefits of what we do every day and it's time that people start to give back to them and that's always been a goal of mine, I just never could find a way to do it until now," he added.

Ausbrooks has set up several drop off locations where people can donate new or gently used blankets and clothing items including:

Keller Williams Realty (Bowling Green)

Trent Bedding (Bowling Green)

Century Mortgage (Bowling Green)

Movement Mortgage (Bowling Green)

Eric Spainhoward, Farm Bureau Agent (Glasgow)

All of the donated winter clothes and blankets will be collected and taken to the VA Clinic in Bowling Green.

The drive begins on Saturday, December 1 and runs through January 31.

A manager at the VA Clinic also said that the clinic is currently totally out of coats, and they always like to have a supply of winter coats to give to veterans who stop by.

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