“No one in the county should go without a coat if we can help
it,” said Planning and Community Services Director Frank Prihoda,
noting the total number of coats on hand at the start of
distribution was 2,382.
Coats are now available to anyone in Lorain County living at or
below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. You must go to
www.lccaa.net/programs/operation_warm to complete a coat
request. Proof of eligibility will also be required.
Funding comes from LCCAA’s regular Community Services Block
Grant as well as the additional CSBG funding that was part of
the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
Act). The agency also received grants from the Community
Foundation of Lorain County and The Lorain Foundation.
“This year, in bad times, we will be able to help a lot of
people and they can use their money for other bills,” Prihoda
All pickups will be contactless. No returns can be accepted so
parents are encouraged to order the next size up to ensure the
coats fit. Questions should be directed to Amy Steele at
440-204-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.