Nonprofit holds coat giveaway amid freezing temperatures

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — In light of the recent freezing temperatures, Troy Resilience Project (TRP) held a coat giveaway for those in the Troy community.

“We have an excess of coats right now, and with the temperatures dropping this week, we want to make sure that everybody in Troy and Pike surrounding counties have the means to stay warm,” said TRP Executive Director Madison Thomas.

TRP is a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing stable and nurturing environments for children. The organization provides programs for both children and families.

“We have a mental health services coordinator program where we partner with Troy City Schools and the Pike County schools, and we have a mental health services coordinator in the school systems . We also have our Workforce Development Program, which is anyone who is looking to obtain employment or seek better employment or seek additional certifications.”

TRP also provides a clothing closet and a satellite food pantry for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. To learn more about TRP, visit its website or its Facebook page.

“We’re really excited to be in the Pike County area,” Thomas told TrojanVision. “We’ve been in this location for about a year and a half now, and I think that’s really making a difference to being in the community.”

TRP is located at 401S S Brundidge Street.