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Keeping folks warm with Operation Wrap-Up

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Local agencies will gather on the front lawn of the Wilson County Public Library at 11 a.m. Friday to tie scarves and other winter items to trees for those in the community in need. The winter items include a card with a message that lets recipients know they are welcome to take the item if needed.

Wilson County Department of Social Services, Hope Station, Wesley Shelter and United Way of Wilson collected the warm winter items to share in the community through the third annual Operation Wrap-Up, held to observe Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs through Sunday.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness. The event originated at Villanova University in 1975 and now takes place in nearly 700 communities across the country.

For information about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, visit http://hhweek.org.

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