From ABC 7 Chicago:
The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm gave away more than 6,000 coats Saturday to people just before the city takes a turn toward winter weather.
"It just helps the community so much," said Angela Young, who received a coat at the drive.
That's the goal of Operation Warm, the non-profit that teamed up with CHA to support children and families in need before the cold sets in.
"That's good," said Constance Thompson, who also received a coat. "That's a good drive they do for the kids and everything during all the stuff that goes down... and COVID slowing all the people down."
Operation Warm is the largest coat drive in the U.S. It took place at the University of Illinois Chicago forum.
Read ABC 7 Chicago's article "Chicago Housing Authority, Operation Warm give away more than 6K winter coats."