CMPD announces operation to help homeless during cold Charlotte nights

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Friday the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced they will be serving the homeless members of Charlotte by starting a new operation to keep them warm in cold overnight temperatures.

CMPD spokesperson Rob Tufano discussed a blanket and warm clothing drive that will start immediately taking donations at their service area on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Tufano asked the community to donate lightly used or new blankets for the homeless in our community. Officers will store these blankets and sleeping bags in their patrol cars and give them to those in need on sub-freezing nights.

"We'll get those blankets to the people who need them the most," said Tufano.

If you have items you'd like to donate you're asked to d rop them off at 4150 Wilkinson Blvd during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Monday through Friday.

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