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Local activist needs volunteers to deliver free coats

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 16:19:33-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington activist and musician Devine Carama is wrapping up his annual "A Coat to Keep the Cold Away" coat drive, and he needs volunteers to help in the delivery process.

Carama has been featured heavily in the news for his efforts to raise money to purchase brand new coats for children in need across the Commonwealth. Notably, in past years, he has rapped outside for 48 hours in the cold and suffered frostbite.

His non-profit organization, Believing in Forever, received thousands of requests. Carama said he ended up with more than 2,500 coats by the end of the drive, now he's working to deliver them to organizations and families.

Carama posted on Facebook on Saturday saying that he delivered coats to Hazard, Cornettsville, Cumberland, and Pineville while other volunteers delivered in Lexington, Richmond, Elizabethtown, Louisville, Sandy Hook and more.

He said he didn't have as many volunteers show up as expected, so he's asking for people to step up and help on Monday.

Carama said he will be driving 8 orders to eastern Kentucky, and he needs some additional drivers on Monday morning who can travel an hour or an hour-and-a-half.

Carama wrote on Facebook that the coats will be huge blessings for the children, and any volunteers are greatly appreciated.

He said if you'd like to help you can message him on Facebook, click here.