Winter is a rough time for many folks in south Fort Worth. Snow and ice can arrive on short notice, often just days after the temperatures have been in the 50s or 60s. The cold, dry air and biting wind typical of north Texas winters tend to aggravate many of our patients’ chronic health issues. Many of our patients work outdoors. Others live in older homes that tend to be poorly insulated. Many rely on public transportation, walking, and rides from family and friends as their primary means of transportation. As a city that tends to be warm, even hot, for nine months or more out of the year, the cold often catches folks off guard when it arrives. For many in the 76110 community, this often translates into inadequate winter clothing.
As part of the city of Fort Worth Mayor’s Week of Compassion, we are hosting our First Annual Coats For 76110 to benefit the 76110 community. During the week of January 16 to 24 and as part of the Week of Compassion, we will begin collecting new or gently used coats to give to members of our community without adequate winter clothing. You may drop off your donation during clinic hours (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM) on Tuesday, 1/19 or Thursday, 1/21. If you cannot come by during our clinic hours, please contact Mercy Clinic at 817-840-3501 to arrange a different time.
Alternatively, if you cannot donate a coat, but would still like to help out, you can give towards Coats for 76110 through our online giving page (Online Giving). Under step one, fill in “Coats for 76110” next to the amount field to designate how we should use your gift. For other ways to give, check out mercy-clinic.org/giving.