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  • Oil Companies Help Ensure Families Stay Warm This WinterOctober 1, 2015

    As anyone around here knows, it can get cold very quickly. And that means it’s just about time to take out the winter clothing.

    Companies in the oil industry are pitching in to make sure people without big paychecks can dress warmly.

    They began collecting almost a month ago, and the results are astounding.

    “There was over 100 coats, couple bags of shoes, a ton amount of scarves, and gloves and hats,” said Tiffany Steiner, MBI EnergyServices.

    The first Spread the Warmth: Winter Clothing Drive has brought in bags of clothing items to just one of the drop off sites, and it’s pretty simple.

    “You go through your closets, get rid of the stuff you don’t need,” Steiner said.

    The drive is one of three the North Dakota Petroleum Council organizes to help those in need. Eighteen oil industry companies participated.


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