Crystal Company Works with Police to Collect Hundreds of Coat Donations
Standard Water Control Systems in Crystal has coordinated a coat collection with Justin Morneau’s Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive in the community and with police departments for the last four years. This year, nine police departments delivered an estimated 2,000 coats to a collection point in Dayton and the Salvation Army picked the coats up from there.
“This year has been different in that we couldn’t do a lot of collections through restaurants, country clubs and bars, places like that where we usually have a box. So we relied more on police departments that help us out and they’ve done an extraordinary job on collecting,” said Todd Vreeland, who works at Standard Water Control Systems and coordinates the effort. “We’ve done about 10,000 coats over the last four years and it’s just been neat being able to help people.”
Robbinsdale, New Hope, Crystal, Osseo and Maple Grove police departments participated in the contest to see who could collect the most coats, but the Mounds View Police Department took home the trophy, which is a Justin Morneau signed bat.
If you are still interested in donating a coat through the Justin Morneau Winter Warm-Up Coat Drive, there will be a big donation point at the Ridgedale Center on Dec. 24. For more information click here.
You can also connect with the Salvation Army for more information on donating coats.