HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The annual blanket drive held by Havre’s Elks Lodge #1201 will be hosting two distribution dates in Havre this year. Lodge Secretary Brandy Kurtz says the distributions will be at 6 PM on Wednesday, November 21st and on Wednesday, December 19th. Kurtz says that people can show up at the Elks Club either of those days to receive blankets, but people who call and reserve blankets will get priority.
“Once they are put on the list, then I contact them the day before. Say, “Hey, don’t forget about the distribution. It’s tomorrow night and where it’s located. And we will distribute first-come-first-serve, and then open to the public after that on the 21st of November and the 19th of December.”
Kurtz says that last year they handed out over 250 new and gently-used blankets.
“We had a lot of businesses step up to help us out. We had a lot of community members step up to help us out. And, we just figured that with the great outpouring of success we had last year, that we tried splitting it up and doing two. Because not everybody’s going to be here for Thanksgiving and not everybody’s going to be around for Christmas. That way we can hit everybody that needed something.”
If you would like a blanket for yourself, your family or a pet, call Brandy Kurtz at 390-0091.