Teen’s mission: spread the warmth

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Alia Poell, 17, carries two of the many sacks filled with coats from her truck to the donation center at Latimer House on Wednesday. Theresa McKenzie, volunteer and event coordinator at the shelter, carries two more at the bottom of the stairwell. Poell, a Grand Valley High School junior, said she wasn’t sure how many coats she collected for the shelter — she “kind of lost track after 200.”

Drive gathers 200 coats for shelter’s residents

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They grab their purse or wallet and children and just leave.

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