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September 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cynthia Messina, (702) 365-2044

SOUTHWEST GAS SPONSORS
16th ANNUAL WINTER COAT DRIVE

SHARE THE WARMTH - DONATE A COAT

Big Bear, Calif. - Southwest Gas invites the community to share the warmth by donating new and gently used coats to its 16th annual Winter Coat Drive taking place now through Wednesday, Oct. 16.

"Our annual Winter Coat Drive is an event that many in our community depend on so they can keep warm during the cold weather months," said Don Grey, construction inspector, Southwest Gas, and coordinator of this year's event. "We know we can count on our neighbors in Big Bear to help those in need, and we’re thankful for the support we receive year after year to make this event a success," Grey added.

Southwest's employee volunteer team Blue - Building Lives Up Everywhere sponsors this annual event, and will distribute the coats free of charge to members of the community who stop by the company's office on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9 am to 4 pm, 140 Business Center Drive, Big Bear Lake.

To be part of this neighbor-helping-neighbor event, simply drop-off new and/or clean, gently used coats for men, women and children by Oct. 16 at one of the following convenient locations during regular business hours:

  • Southwest Gas, 140 Business Center Dr., Big Bear Lake
  • Alaska Federal Credit Union, 42170 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake (Inside Vons)
  • Mom and Dad Project, 1221 E. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear City
  • Vons, 42170 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake

Southwest Gas serves nearly 1.9 million natural gas customers in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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