SPARTANSBURG — As area temperatures continue to fall, many residents find themselves reaching for a warm winter coat.

However, some families may not have anything to bundle up with this season.

That’s where members of the Spartansburg Christian & Missionary Alliance Church want to help.

Ladies of the congregation, who make up Women’s Tea, an outreach organization, will be holding a coat drive distribution Saturday at the church, 100 N. Spring St.

From 1 to 4 p.m. needy residents are encouraged to stop by the church and select from more that 100 coats that range in sizes from infant to 3XL.

“People have bills to pay,” said Heidi Ehrhart, Women’s Tea member and co-organizer of the drive. “With the economy the way it is, we just want to help out somewhere.”

The distribution will be based on a first-come first-served basis, and there will be no application or screening process.

Ehrhart and fellow organizer Kate Cook-Wood spent time Wednesday organizing the coats, which have all been donated by area residents.

“We really appreciate all the donations,” Ehrhart said.

Each month, members of the Women’s Tea focus their outreach efforts on different charities.

During the month of October, the women have been concentrating on “warmth.”

In addition to the coat drive, members have also been working to cut squares for a quilt that will be donated.

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