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Winter gear being tied to trees in Torrington for the homeless

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Winter gear being tied to trees in Torrington for the homeless (WFSB) Winter gear being tied to trees in Torrington for the homeless (WFSB)
TORRINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The town of Torrington is making sure no one goes cold this winter. Two residents are working hard to keep the homeless warm by tying scarves, hats, and coats onto trees.

It all started with an idea based off a phrase from Facebook, “I am not lost, if you're out in the cold, take this scarf to keep you warm,” said Organizer Diane Hart.

It is a trend followed by cities like New York and Pennsylvania, where people are tying coats and scarves to trees, which inspired Hart and Bobbie Nurse to start their own effort here in Connecticut.

“It's very rewarding. Hopefully people will come together, there's a lot of people that need help out here,” said Hart.

But their effort in Litchfield Hills was a success in just a matter of days when neighbors started responding by donating items like gloves and jackets.

The items are being placed at a well-known homeless area behind the old K-Mart Plaza and are only expected to increase as winter approaches.

Hart and Nurse are eventually looking to spread the movement to help the homeless to other parts of the state.

If you would like to join in the fight against homelessness, all you need to do is tie a coat or jacket to a tree, behind the old K-Mart Plaza in Torrington.

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