By Matt Masters

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The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office plans to collect warm clothing items and blankets for the homeless in Wilson County for the second year in a row with Project Warm Wilson.

Patrol deputies will have blankets and warm-clothing items in their patrol cars to hand out during their shifts as needed, and sheriff’s officials will deliver collected items to known locations populated by the county’s homeless population throughout the winter months.

“We hope yet again for the community’s support in donating any of the following items to ensure we keep the homeless of Wilson County warm this winter. We will have a location in our lobby for donated items, available to be dropped off at any time,” said Wilson County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Moore.

Items needed include blankets, jackets, hats, Hot Hands warming packs, gloves and thick socks.

Any person or businesses may drop off donations at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 105 E. High St. in Lebanon 24 hours a day, and anyone who needs to make pick-up arrangements may contact Madeline Jennings at 615-444-1412, ext. 249 or [email protected]