Big Bear Lake, CA, October 5, 2012, 6am – Southwest Gas is accepting donations of new and gently used coats for its Annual Winter Coat Drive going on now through October 18th.  The company’s employee volunteer team will then distribute the coats free of charge to children, adults and families throughout the community. Convenient drop-off locations for new and clean, gently used coats for men, women and children can be made during business hours at Southwest Gas, Alaska Federal Credit Union, and Vons in Big Bear Lake, and the Mom and Dad Project in Big Bear City. The coats will be distributed free to the community on Wednesday, November 7th, from 9am to 5pm, at the new Southwest Gas Business Office at 140 Business Center Drive in Big Bear Lake.