WDRB's Doughnuts for Coats commemorates MLK Jr. Day - WDRB 41 Louisville News

WDRB's Doughnuts for Coats collects 500 coats to commemorate MLK Jr. Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Keith Kaiser commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the annual WDRB in the Morning Doughnuts for Coats.

Monday, people donated a total of 500 coats to those in need.

Krispy Kreme generously presented a 6 pack of glazed donuts for each coat donated at the 7th Street Road location.

Catholic Charities of Louisville will put the coats to good use by outfitting refugees who have found their way to Louisville.

Many families migrating from warmer climates don't have the appropriate clothing to combat the winter.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees defines a refugee as a person who has fled his/her homeland and is unable to return due to a well-founded fear of persecution.

Since 1970 the world refugee population has increased over 500% and now numbers at over 22,000,000 worldwide.

Nearly 75% of the world's refugees are women and children.
Only about 2% will be resettled in a new country and given the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Once again, thank you Krispy Kreme, Catholic Charities of Louisville, and the generous folks in and around Shively for donating to the cause.

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