Annual Brown County drive is asking for blankets

The 7th annual Blanketing Brown County drive, January 4, 2018. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- An annual event designed to keep people warm during the cold winter season kicked off.

The Blanketing Brown County Drive collects new and gently-used blankets for distribution to area shelters and agencies to help keep low-income and homeless families warm.

The 7th annual began Thursday and continues through Jan. 31.

The Brown County United Way and Greater Green Bay Labor Council say it's a great way to help fellow citizens of the county.

"It's definitely a good feeling to know you're helping somebody in your community for the needy that don't have the basic necessities that a lot of people don't have," said Greater Green Bay labor council trustee, Jim Ridderbush.

Last year, the drive collected more than 2,500 blankets.