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Forum staff reports, Published August 30 2012

Salvation Army seeking more help on coat drive

FARGO – The Salvation Army is inviting all local media outlets to get involved with this year’s “Coats for Kids and Families Too” program.

The campaign will kick off Saturday at the Fargodome before the NDSU football season-opener.

The drive will go through Sept. 24, and distribution could begin by Oct. 11.

The newly renamed program, formerly “Coats for Kids,” was dropped by KVLY-TV this year after 25 years of sponsorship.

Earlier this week, KFGO and Radio Fargo-Moorhead announced they would be picking up the cause along with Sanford Health and Camelot Cleaners.

Capt. Bill Mealy of the Salvation Army said the program is a part of the Salvation Army, and volunteers will be working with media partners and other companies to collect and distribute warm clothing for families across the region.

The Moorhead Salvation Army office at 1503 1st Ave. in Moorhead is tentatively scheduled as the distribution site.