SNR donates coats to Clinton Elementary

The School of Natural Resources' "Coats for Clinton" program has provided coats, hats, gloves and other winter wear to more than 150 families.

The annual collection drive is organized by the School of Natural Resources outreach committee. The project donates all winter wear collected to underprivileged students at Lincoln's Clinton Elementary School.

Ken Dewey, chair of the SNR outreach committee, said the month-long 2012 project collected more coats than in recent years.

On Dec. 7, Dewey and Dee Ebbeka, an outreach committee member, presented the winter wear and $195 in cash donations to Clare Nelson, the family care coordinator at Clinton.

"I'm going to bet that we'll have well over 150 families touched by this," said Nelson. "This is a 'wow.' This is more than we anticipated."

Nelson said the cash donations will most likely go toward the purchase of additional winter wear.