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Banner Lassen Medical Center collecting coats


SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2012) – As cooler temperatures mark the changes in seasons, families are digging out their winter gear so they can bundle up against the cold.

But for some, the winter season brings additional hardship when they cannot afford the warmer clothes needed to survive. Banner Lassen Medical Center is asking the community to clean out the extras in their closets and bring donations to its annual Winter Coat Drive, Nov. 8 and 9.

“This is a great opportunity for community members to not only declutter their closets, but to help those who really need it,” said Robin Merritt, the event’s organizer. “As your kids outgrow last year’s gear, please consider sharing it with another family.”

Banner Lassen will collect coats in its Shasta Room 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 and 1-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. For every coat you donate you will be entered into a drawing for a winter survival gift basket. All collected coats will be donated to Lassen Family Services for distribution to those in need.

Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif., originally opened in 1883 as Lassen County Hospital.  A 25-bed, critical access hospital, Banner Lassen offers quality care, close to home. In addition to providing our patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment, Banner Lassen offers a wide range of programs and services to aid in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. We offer private rooms and home-like birthing suites.

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