A tree warms the community for the 3rd year


One Jackson organization realized that the people that walked pass their door didn’t have a hat, gloves, or even a scarf on during this winter season so they decided to make those items easy to get just like picking it off a tree.

“Nothing on their head, nothing on their hands and it was freezing and we thought you know we could do this", says building manager, Diann Robinson.

Staff at the Ned McWherter Center in Jackson found a different way to give warmth to the community.

After three years they continue to put gloves, hats, and scarves on trees outside their doors for whoever to pick up when needed.

“It’s there if you need it come get one, it’s there for ya", says Robinson.

Building manager for the center, Diann Robinson, says they try to keep the trees stocked, but the items go fast.

“They are gone, we just put them out today and i’m pretty sure by morning those will be gone", says Robinson.

One man says these items have been helpful since the cold weather has moved in.

“Yea it’s a good thing you stop by because, you just stop by and get you a hat and gone about your business.”

They try to keep items on the tree during the winter months, but their donation box is getting low.

Robinson says, “We’re really begging for more things right now, it’s being used well, I think.”

Now the Ned is asking the community to come out and bring more hats, scarves, and gloves.

This donation box right here is empty and others are empty right now. In Jackson, for 39 News, I’m Imani Williams.

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