The annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive is now underway through Columbia Bank.
In addition to money, people can donate winter clothing. Donations will be distributed through local shelters or advocacy groups for the homeless.
Coats, gloves, scarves, hats, long underwear, socks, throw blankets and more can make a difference for people living in the elements during the cold winter months. Donations can be dropped off through the end of December at any branch of Columbia Bank. Local branches are located at 2101 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton, and 1033 S. Highway 395, Hermiston. To make financial donations online, visit www.columbiabank.com/warmhearts.
After launching the project in 2015, Columbia Bank received regional and national honors for its efforts. During the 2016 holiday season nearly $210,000 was collected, as well as 8,140 cold weather items. For questions, contact Olivia Gust at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-290-7304.