It looks like winter will be here Friday, and we are still in need of winter coats for Kansas City’s poor and homeless brothers and sisters.We are coming up short on winter coats for men, women, and children, along with other materials that we need to make Survival 13 a success.
COPP Inc, was started 30 years ago for one main purpose- to save the lives of those hurting on the streets of our community, by providing the materials the poor and homeless need to keep them from dying from winter’s wrath. Today, 30 years later, that is still our purpose; it hasn’t changed. What has changed though is the number of people that are hurting in our community.
I realize there are a lot of different charities asking people for donations and there are only so many coats, and although we can’t afford big marketing campaigns to bring in the donations, we still have our passion to save the lives of those hurting by providing the materials they need. We deal with the poorest of the poor.
So to anyone reading this, I would like to ask you to contact everyone you know to try and get us more winter type clothing to hand out at the Survival 13 event on Saturday, November 30th. Also I would like to ask everyone to say a special prayer for us that we have enough materials donated to stop even one death from happening from the lack of life-saving material this winter in our community.
We will take in donations for the Survival 13 event, starting on Monday, November 25. From 9am till 5 pm, we will have someone at the warehouse at 723 Tracy downtown. Also on Saturday, the day of the event, we will be taking in donations of cooked food between 8am and noon, for Kansas City’s biggest pot luck dinner. We do have a way of warming food. Also if you would like to donate your time that week, go to our web site at www.coppinc.com and find out how to sign up to help.
Finally, I would like to ask those that can help us by providing monetary, tax-deductible funds to help us put on this event, to go to our web page at www.coppinc.com and donate through PayPal, which we have set up, or to send a check to Care Of Poor People, 3606 East 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127.