Blankets for Kalamazoo Homeless: Distribution hits 1,626 blankets

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Samuel's Blankets for the Homeless distributed 1,626 blankets to the needy in Kalamazoo on Friday.

Samuel Verhage started the blanket fundraiser three years ago. He collects blankets all year long and distributes them to shelters, agencies and people in need when winter arrives.

People can drop off blankets at five different locations:

  • Mezzo Coffee House (Otsego)
  • Centerpoint Church (Kalamazoo)
  • Starbucks Coffee (West Main)
  • Repz Gym (Plainwell)
  • Khoury Real Estate (Kalamazoo)

In his first year, Verhage collected about 320 blankets.

For continuing coverage, tune into Newschannel 3 tonight to hear from Samuel about this year total and the success of his mission, and return to

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