Macomb Township Launches No One Cold Campaign

Friday December 4th, 2009

Macomb Township Fire Department, Macomb Township Senior Center, and Macomb Township Fire Corps have formed a partnership to work together on a worthy undertaking called the No One Cold Campaign. The Campaign kicked off on December 1, 2009 and will run through February 28, 2010.

The three departments are working together to provide anyone who is “cold” this winter with a fleece blanket.

They are asking for 2 ½ yard donations of fleece material in any color or pattern that can be used to assemble the popular fleece tie blankets. Only new, clean, unused, and pre-cut fleece material will be accepted. No pre-made blankets of any kind.

“Inspired by Medstar Ambulance, Sgt. Thompson came up with the idea of the campaign. Through discussions with and my role in both the Fire Corps and Macomb Township Senior Center, I thought this would be a fun activity to offer at the senior center. As we receive the donations, members of the Senior Center will have the opportunity to come in and make the blankets during normal hours of operation,” said Aubrey Brohl, Senior Coordinator of the Macomb Township Senior Center.

The objective is of this campaign is to have the material donated so that members of the Macomb Township Senior Center can make hand-crafted blankets which can be disbursed to anyone in our community that may be in need. Once the blankets are completed, the Senior Center will turn over some of the finished product to the Macomb Township Fire Department. The Macomb Township Fire Corps has also agreed to help with the distribution.

"We at the fire department already carry a blanket on our engines. We will carry one of these donated blankets on our engines and squads to be given the children, older adults, and basically anyone who needs it. The fire department's role is and always has been to make things better for the citizens and visitors to our community," said Sgt. Dwayne Thompson.

Fleece donations can be dropped off to the Macomb Township Senior Center Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am-3:00pm. The Marvin Blank Senior Center is located at 19925 23 Mile Road (behind fire station 1). The program's success will be based on the generous nature of the community during this season of giving.

"Doing this is a part of our continuing effort to have a positive effect on the community,” said Thompson. “We get involved in projects like this because we can - and it's the right thing to do."

For more information:

Aubrey Brohl
(586) 226-4227
Senior Coordinator
Macomb Township Senior Center

Sergeant Dwayne Thompson
(586) 286-0027
Macomb Township Fire Department

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