Local groups help keep people warm this winter

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Two groups are making sure people in need can bundle up during these chilly months.

On Saturday Gateway Autoplex collaborated with the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board to put on their first coat drive.

After a month and a half of planning, more than 200 people came through the doors of Gateway to find warm clothing.

Folks took home coats, socks, sweaters, and much more.

The groups also made sure no one left hungry and provided hamburgers, soup, and hot dogs.

One employee says many people on the streets lack good winter clothing and doesn't want to see any of them freeze.

Emilio Arguello, sales executive, Gateway Autoplex, says, "It's awesome. I come from an area where it's not always just given to you or it's things that you should have already. You don't always have it. It's nice to be able to give that and be a part of giving that."

Gateway Autoplex will also host a toy drive for Christmas next month.