Student veterans club collecting coats and blankets


The Southwestern Illinois College Student Veterans of America club is collecting gently used coats and new blankets to benefit homeless veterans in the Metro East. The coat and blanket drive will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Nov. 15 at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.

"This is an opportunity for community members to serve those who have served their country," said Director of Veterans Services David Paeth. "No veteran should have to spend the winter without a coat or blanket."

Donations can be dropped off in College Activities, Main Complex Room 1246, or Veterans Services, Information Sciences Building Room 1155.

For more information, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5561 or ext. 5226.