Big Bear Lake, CA – Southwest Gas invites the community to donate new or gently used coats during its 16th annual Winter Coat Drive.

Now through October 16, coats for men, women and children will be accepted at the following locations during regular business hours:  

• Southwest Gas (140 Business Center Dr. off of Sandalwood Drive, Big Bear Lake, open 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday)

• Alaska Federal Credit Union (inside Vons at 42170 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday)

• Mom and Dad Project (1221 E. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City, open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Fridays 8:00 a.m. – noon, and during evening classes)

• Vons (42170 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, east lobby, open 6:00 a.m. – midnight Monday – Sunday)

Southwest Gas’s Don Grey said, “Our annual Winter Coat Drive is an event that many in our community depend on so they can keep warm during the cold weather months. We know we can count on our neighbors in Big Bear to help those in need, and we’re thankful for the support we receive year after year to make this event a success.

Those needing free coats can pick them up at the Southwest Gas office, located at 140 Business Center Drive in Big Bear Lake, on November 6 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Nearly 700 coats and sweatshirts were distributed in Big Bear last year.

Southwest Gas serves nearly 1.9 million natural gas customers in Arizona, California and Nevada. The local coat drive is sponsored by the employee volunteer team Blue – Building Lives Up Everywhere