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Free coats warm hearts around the Metro

Rev. Nachia Woods Rev. Nachia Woods
Carra Stewart Carra Stewart
Johoro Yusuf Johoro Yusuf

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – It may have been Black Friday, but the people that came to one of nine places in Louisville or southern Indiana Friday weren't spending money. Thanks to the generosity of others, they walked out with a way to keep warm this winter.


It was the Fourth Annual Free Coat Exchange and the slogan for the event was "Someone has a coat that they don't need, but someone needs a coat that they don't have."


"It warmed our hearts to see a young lady zip up a coat and her face just light up," said Reverend Nachia Woods of St. Paul AME Church.


Carra Stewart received a coat and said she needed it.


"I was in the hospital for like two months, in the hospital and rehab and my money ran out at work," explained Stewart.


When she spotted a sign advertising free coats, Stewart said she felt blessed.


"It's a God send," said Stewart.


Johoro Yusuf, 10, and her family are from Kenya and all needed coats. Friday, they got them.


"It feels awesome because it's soft ... and I like the color purple, it's pretty," said Johoro.


The coats left over will not go unused. They will be donated to other non-profit organizations.


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