Kilt-wearing members of the Columbia Chapter, Robert Burns Society, felt the chill that fell upon the Capital City this weekend, and the temperature drop was an apt reminder to bring to their holiday gathering an extra coat to warm a homeless veteran.
“One of our members, Kirk Lane, who after official retirement remains active with the South Carolina State Guard passed along to our chapter the needs that have surfaced within this population,” said Danny Skinner, president of the local Burns chapter. “Kirk, who served for years as Operations Officer with the State Guard Chaplains Corp, is making it his mission to get coats for these men and women. He reminded us at the holiday gathering that blankets are needed as well.” Lane will deliver coats collected at the get-together right away as cold weather is predicted to stick around.
The membership also used the early December meeting for additional planning for the annual Robert Burns to be held Saturday, January 28 at Seawell’s on Rosewood Drive.
If you wish to donate coats or blankets or would like information about the Robert Burns Society, email Skinner at email@example.com.
Featured: Sonja (left) Stewart, Will Stewart, Carl McIntosh, Kirk Lane, Danny Skinner and Glynnis Anderson gather winter coats for homeless veterans at last weekend’s (Dec. 4) Robert Burns December meeting and holiday gathering.
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