Police help ‘warm up’ St. Louis

The WUSTL Police Department again is assisting the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation and their annual Warners’ Warm-up winter-coat drive. Through Dec. 3, the WUPD office on Shepley Drive in the South 40 will serve as a drop-off location for members of the University community to donate new or gently used winter coats.

In 2001, the first annual Warners’ Warm-up was a one-day winter-coat drive prior to a St. Louis Rams home football game. The response was overwhelming and filled a need of thousands of disadvantaged St. Louisans.

Since then, the drive has expanded to a two-week effort, with support from area organizations, law enforcement, credit unions and private businesses. To date, St. Louisans have donated approximately 50,000 coats.

The WUPD encourages everyone to donate a coat. Those who are unable to get to the office to drop off coats may call 935-7781 to make pick-up arrangements.

For more information on Warners’ Warm-up and former Rams quarterback Kurt Warner’s foundation, visit www.kurtwarner.org.