Local School Donates Over 700 Socks to Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition

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VINELAND, N.J. -

Students from the Bishop Schad Regional School started the season of giving off on the right foot on Monday.

At their school in Vineland, the students presented four large boxes of socks to officials with the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition. In all, the students donated more than 700 socks to Code Blue in hopes of giving the homeless some warmth as the temperatures drop this winter.

The Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition counts on community volunteers to help those in need.

"What Code Blue does is it brings together people of various backgrounds, denominations, whether they're in religious groups or not, we all recognize that we have a responsibility to take care of our neighbor, that especially can't take care of themselves these cold winter months and we want to make sure that no one freezes to death on our watch," said Dr. Rob Weinstein, chair of the Cumberland County Code Blue Coalition. 

Code Blue is a grassroots movement by churches and community members and is funded by donations made to the M25 Initiative. The main function of the group is to provide emergency shelter during frigid temperatures.

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