Brooklyn Park Police Help Host Coat Drive for Huntington Place Tenants
Going without a nice warm coat in Minnesota is not a good idea. But for some families who barely make ends meet, it’s their reality.
Unfortunately, many residents at Huntington Place Apartments in Brooklyn Park are struggling financially and can’t afford winter gear.
“A lot of people can barely make rent,” said Tekoka Cochran, founder of The Village BP, which works to help apartment tenants. “The need for coats is absolutely there.”
The Brooklyn Park Police Department and The Village BP teamed up to help. Their goal is to collect at least 800 winter coats and other items.
“You can bring your coats in, gloves, mittens, hats, whatever you have to give. We just ask that you bring it in clean,” said Brooklyn Park police Inspector Elliot Faust.
Brooklyn Park police wear many hats, including helping residents to stay warm during the winter.
“We’re public servants. We’re out here for a number of different reasons, and we’re community leaders. We find it our obligation to make sure we’re taking care of the community,” said Faust.
“As community members, we have a duty to help those community members in need,” said Cochran.