Contact: Emily Weatherly
Cuero Regional Hospital and Cuero Home Health are kicking off a blanket drive for the elderly. Many seniors find it challenging to stay warm during the chilly Texas winter months, especially those on a fixed income. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can cause major complications, even death for the elderly. Blankets are a way to provide some control to utility costs, as well as help to maintain normal body temperatures.
The “Share the Warmth” blanket drive will take place until Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Those wishing to receive a blanket are to call Cuero Home Health to place a request. Blankets will be handed out until donations are exhausted.
“We recognized a need and want to provide donations, as well as invite the public to participate in providing relief from the chilly winter temperatures to our area seniors this November,” said April Chapman, LVN, PAS Supervisor with Cuero Home Health. “We understand many of our elderly have restricted funds and if we can provide some relief, as well as help them to maximize comfort in their homes this winter; we want to do our part to help. November is Home Care Month and we think this is a great way to help those at home to stay warm this holiday season.”
“We want to encourage both businesses and individuals to participate in this blanket drive so we can provide them quickly to those in need. Please purchase a blanket locally and drop it off at Cuero Home Health or Cuero Regional Hospital before Nov. 29 so we can distribute these as soon as possible,” said Chapman.
Donors wishing to participate in the blanket drive may drop off new blankets until Friday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at either Cuero Regional Hospital, located at 2550 N. Esplanade in Cuero or Cuero Home Health, located at 615 N. Esplanade in Cuero. For more information, call 361-275-8999.