The 2019 clothing drive brought in 40-20 gallon bags of clothing and 50 coats. The clothing was equally divided between men and women. Thirty-one new coats were donated by the Tellico Village Kiwanis Club. After the clothing was sorted and bagged it was distributed to the following.
- Loudon VFW Post 5150 received 4 bags of clothing that were delivered to the Sen. Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knoxville.
- Sweetwater VFW Post 5156 received 4 bags of clothing that were delivered to the VA facility at Mountain Home.
- Tennessee Coalition for the Homeless received 3 boxes, 12 bags, and 15 coats for the 18 veterans they furnish housing for.
- Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries’ coordinator Tony Harris received 8 bags of clothing.
- The Knoxville Veterans Center took the balance of the clothing.
A big thank you goes out to the residents of Tellico Village for their kindness and donations to the veterans.