Hundreds of needy Utica and Rome residents will stay warm this winter, thanks to Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi's second annual "Warm for Winter" Clothing Drive.

Brindisi presented winter coats, boots and other warm weather accessories to officials from the Rescue Mission of Utica and the Rome Rescue Mission today.

Members of the local community donated more than 600 winter coats and over 500 winter accessories this year.


Jim Rondenelli, WIBX

Brindisi says they also received donations from employees at the Mohawk, Mid-State and Marcy Correctional Facilities.