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Rotary clubs donate $5K in supplies to Code Purple shelters

February 8, 2020

Sussex County Rotary clubs presented more than $5,000 worth of shelter supplies to Code Purple shelters of Sussex County sponsored by Love Inc.

These supplies help the homeless bear the winter months a bit more easily. 

Susan Kent, executive director of Love Inc., said, "There are not enough words to thank the Sussex County Rotary Clubs for the investment they made in this year’s Code Purple season. There are specific supplies that we use each season that are costly and wear out easily because of the use they get, supplying a place for local homeless to sleep. While we are thankful for the entire communities’ support and all they do, it’s a true blessing to receive the needed supplies covered this year by Sussex County Rotary Clubs. Not only did they give generously, but also members gave of their time and spent nights at shelters to oversee the shelters."

The Rotary District 7630 Grant secured by the Sussex County Rotary Clubs was able to provide 30 cots, 23 air beds, 120 flat sheets, 37 thermal blankets and almost 500 pairs of wool socks, the No. 1-requested item in homeless shelters.

The supplies were spread across all the shelter sites in Sussex County.

For more information, to donate supplies or to volunteer, contact Sussex County Code Purple at: www.codepurplesussexcounty.com.