Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi's fourth annual "Warm for Winter Clothing Drive" was a huge success.

Brindisi says over 1,000 coats, gloves, boots and other winter accessories were collected, easily doubling previous year's donations.

The clothing drive will benefit the Rescue Mission of Utica, the Rome Rescue Mission and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica.

“The Mohawk Valley warmly embraced my ‘Warm for Winter Clothing Drive’ this year, donating close to one thousand coats and other winter clothing items.  I am pleased that employees of the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, and the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica made the clothing drive a project, asking employees and congregation members to pitch in.  Their donations added to the very generous participation by community members for this very worthwhile effort,” Brindisi said.

Chanatry's in South Utica and the Jervis Public Library in Rome served as major donation sites.

Brindisi said people who still have winter clothing they would like to donate can drop items off at the Utica or Rome Missions.

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