BRATTLEBORO -- Local faith communities are collaborating in the collection of warm clothing and bedding for those in need. Items donated are distributed to the homeless and those at risk, including victims of the recent fire, through Morningside Shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. Warm clothing, especially jackets and sweaters, hats, boots, socks and gloves are especially needed as are pillows, blankets and sleeping bags.

The following faith communities have drop off points: Guilford Community Church; Centre Congregational Church; First Baptist Church; St. Michael’s Episcopal Church; and the Putney Friends Meeting.