One Warm Coat responds to natural disasters that put children and adults at risk due to the cold weather.
To provide disaster relief, One Warm Coat relies on:
- Outerwear donations from retail and manufacturing partners
- Financial contributions from individuals and organizations to fund expedite shipping to affected areas
- OWC’s network of nonprofit partners, who assess the immediate needs of the impacted community and distribute the donated items
Disaster Relief In Action
On December 10 & 11, 2021, a late-season tornado outbreak swept through Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky, causing catastrophic damage including 90 fatalities.
Areas in rural Kentucky received the most devastating damage. Hundreds of people lost their homes and thousands were without heat. In many of the impacted areas, people were already living in extreme poverty before the terrible storms and were in desperate need of warmth.
One Warm Coat mobilized immediately to share warmth with individuals and families in need. Our nonprofit partners in the impacted areas asked us to send coats, gloves, and hats for them to distribute, and in addition we received a special request for women’s leggings – a warm item that’s easier to distribute and wear than jeans.
Our incredible friends at CuddlDuds, Lands’ End, Nobis, ThredUp, Turtle Fur, and Crystal Mountain Ski and Ride School answered the call for help and began shipping the much needed items to One Warm Coat’s nonprofit partners in Kentucky and Missouri.
In total, more than 2,000 items were shipped to the impacted areas, including 550 coats and more than 1,500 assorted leggings, fleece pullovers, socks, hats, gloves, and blankets. The donated items were distributed through four One Warm Coat partners within two weeks time.