Blankets requested to help homeless this winter

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada says the need for blankets for the homeless has increased as cold winter temperatures set in and a major storm is forecast for this weekend.

With nighttime temperatures dropping and another round of winter storms approaching, Catholic Charities reports an increase in the need for blankets for the hundreds of people across Reno/Sparks who are sleeping on the streets and asking for help.

“We are seeing an increase in the need for blankets this winter. We are running low on blankets and need more,” says CEO Marie Baxter. “We are asking the community to donate new and gently used blankets to be given to our homeless population and those living in poverty.”

Blanket drop-off locations:

500 E. Fourth Street, Reno
3590 West Plumb Lane
6300 Mae Anne Avenue Unit #7
80 E. Patriot Boulevard
770 S. Meadows Parkway, Suite 105

190 E. Glendale Avenue, Sparks
4670 Sparks Blvd