Can you imagine not having a winter coat to face an Indiana Winter? Neither can we at the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office.

As part of our annual Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down on October 24, we will be providing free winter clothing for those who need it. However, to provide winter coats for low-income residents of our community, we need your help.

We will be accepting donations of new or gently used winter coats and clothing at our office, 320 East Superior Street, until October 22. We need coats in all sizes from newborn to adult. Our most needed sizes are extra-large and double extra-large.

Please go through your closet to see if you have any coats you can donate. Or, you could organize a coat drive at your church, school, office or organization. Providing winter clothing to persons in need is a rewarding project.

We will pick up donations of more than 10 coats. If you can help with our coat drive or need coats picked up, please call Porsche’ Williams at our office, 449-7000.

Fall always is a very busy time at the Trustee’s Office. The Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down is a huge undertaking for my staff and the organizations with which we partner. Our partners and my staff have been working on the planning for this event since early in the Summer.

The Health Fair and Stand Down provide much-needed free health screenings and health care to over 600 uninsured and underinsured residents of our community. The entire Wayne Township Trustee’s office is turned into a health care facility for the day.

All of the health care services at the Health Fair and Stand Down are donated or obtained through grants. I am humbled by the number of persons and groups who volunteer so much of their time and resources to make the Health Fair and Stand Down a success.

In addition to planning for the Health Fair and Stand Down, our office recently participated in the Senior Information Fair at the downtown library. We were very surprised at both the large number of participating organizations and the large number of attendees.

I want to thank our Director of Operations Rodney Scott and intern, Ashley Ackerson, a student at Ivy Tech, for staffing our booth and explaining to seniors the services we offer at the Trustee’s Office.

We are participating for the first time this year in the voter registration drive sponsored by the Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues. We are providing our clients, and anyone interested in registering to vote, an opportunity to register right in our office.

Voting is a privilege we have in this country that too many persons take for granted. If you are not registered to vote, the registration deadline for the November election is October 6.


Richard A. Stevenson, Sr.


Wayne Township Trustee

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