(L-R) Leslie Cassis-Withun, John Roberts and Rose Dunlap from WGHN-FM, LeAnn and Al Plantengas from Plantengas Cleaners and Josh Bytwerk from Love in Action.

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in partnership with Plantenga’s Cleaners has announced that this year’s “Covering the Tri Cities Coat Drive” was a great success!

The drive took place during the month of November with collection sites at numerous businesses and community partners of WGHN’s family of radio stations and Plantenga’s Cleaners. WGHN said in a release that the community’s donation of coats, snowsuits, hat and gloves for children and adults, was overwhelming.

LeAnn Plantenga’s, owner of Plantenga’s Cleaner’s added, “We are very pleased to report that in all the years we have been involved in coat drives, this year’s total set an all time record for the amount of coats collected and cleaned. We want to thank our staff for putting in the extra time for such a great cause. They always had a smile when they knew the coats were going to Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People Center, Every Woman’s Place and the Muskegon Rescue Mission. WGHN 92.1, WMPA 93.1/Oldies 94.9, Plantenga’s Cleaners and all the non-profits want to thank the Tri-Cities for supporting this year’s ‘Covering The Tri Cities Coat Drive.'”

Love In Action Executive Director Josh Bytwerk said, “Every coat will help a person in our community who is in need. Thanks to Plantenga’s, each coat is clean and ready to be given away.”  Love in Action is a ministry that works with a network of church partners, volunteers and partner organizations to help our neighbors in need.