What does a heating and cooling company do to help the homeless when cold winter weather is just around the corner?
When the heating and cooling company happens to be Ierna’s, the answer is sponsor a jacket, coat and blanket drive to help keep those in need warm when the temperatures drop.
The Lutz-based company has teamed up with Metropolitan Ministries to collect colder-weather gear for the area’s homeless. Now through Dec. 20, Land O' Lakes residents can help in the drive by dropping off new or gently used items at Ierna’s, 19121 N. U.S. Highway 41, during regular business hours.
"We love our community and we think it is important to give back in many ways,” said Marrisa Collier, public relations specialist for Ierna’s. “This is just one way for us to reach out to those who are in need of assistance."
Metropolitan Ministries has been helping homeless within Hillsborough County and beyond since 1972. The nonprofit provides food, shelter, clothing and other services to individuals and families in need.
“Please help this much needed cause and donate a new or lightly used jacket, coat and/or blanket to our office by Dec. 20,” a flier about Ierna’s local drive stated.
For more information about Metropolitan Ministries, visit the agency’s website.