Warming up those in need this holiday season

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Monday night the HOPE Center was providing warmth to some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

The HOPE Center hosted a "Cocoa and Comfort Blanket Giveaway" as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

45 Volunteers provided hot chocolate and more than 150 blankets to individuals who are either homeless or living in poverty.

This year they teamed up with Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit that helped the center give away more than 140 pairs of shoes Monday night.

HOPE Center Executive Director Anna Quinn says, "For so many of our guests, they don't have transportation and you know any time of the year it's important that they have good feet health, but also in the winter to keep their feet warm, to make sure that they don't have blisters, to make sure that they're not getting any infections. It's really an important thing that they have new shoes, clean and dry socks, so it's really exciting to be able to provide that to them."

After getting their feet washed, guests walked away with a blanket, a clean pair of socks, and a new pair of shoes.