HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The 3rd annual Blanket Drive held by Havre’s Elks Lodge #1201 will have two distribution dates in Havre again this year. Lodge Secretary Brandy Kurtz says the distributions will be held in the back room of the Elk’s Club at 6 PM on Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, December 18th. She says the drive has grown significantly since they started three years ago.
“We came up with a blanket drive, which has actually turned into more than just blankets. It’s turned into bedding, comforters, afghans. You name it, we’ll take it. That people can come in and they can go through and take if they need it. They can take it for their elders, they can take it for their family.”
Kurtz says people can show up at the Elks Club either of those days to receive blankets, but people who call ahead get priority.
“I’m still needing people to sign up to receive this stuff. There’s no cost for it. You just need to give me a call and say, ‘Hey, I have four family members. We need to get four to six blankets.’ They just call me up and put that on a list and they get first choice.”
If you would like a blanket for yourself or a family member, call Brandy Kurtz at 390-0091.