By Ron Hendricks
Hearing Loss Association of America Central Oklahoma Chapter’s December/January coat drive is a resounding success. We had a goal of 25 coats and exceeded that by almost 50%! Chapter members delivered almost 3 dozen coats to the City Rescue Mission and learned about the Mission’s goals to help eliminate homelessness. City Rescue Mission has 640 beds for women with children, single women, and men. The Mission provides meals, a safe and clean environment, and many programs such as education, employment, and recovery to help their clients live successfully in the world today. Sounds like the HLAA mission — to help those with hearing loss live successfully in the hearing world. A warm coat can help both groups to become successful citizens of Oklahoma. Thank you to all who participated in this effort.