CHICAGO (CBS) – One thing’s for sure: you can’t survive Chicago winters without a warm winter coat.
With that in mind, people lined up on Tuesday at the Emagine Chatham Cinema, 210 W. 87th St., and four other locations to make sure they got one.
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Hundreds of winter coats were distributed free of charge as part of Burlington Coat Drive. Reverend Michael Pfleger was among dozens of people who helped distribute them.
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“We have good weather for a few days right now, but we know the cold is coming to Chicago. We have already tasted it. And we had a coat drive at our house, and a thousand people showed up and we rushed out, ”Pfleger said. “So we know the need that exists here. “
Coats were also distributed at New Life Alive in the southern suburb of Robbins, the Kroc Center in West Pullman, and the Pentecostal House of Prayer in West Garfield Park.
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The coats were donated by a group called In His Hands Ministries and Burlington Coat Factory.