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SEATTLE — With the temperatures dropping, this is a tough time of year for Seattle’s homeless. But there’s a way you can help.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound, the Union Gospel Mission and Emerald City Rotary are teaming up to fill up barrels like these, with donations of new or used winter coats. Their goal is to collect 2,000 of them.

While they’re asking for all sizes, including women’s and children’s, what’s most needed are men’s size large.

“Everybody that watches ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’ or believes in Crime Stoppers, we’re just asking them to think about bringing in a coat to help the homeless, especially during these winter months,” said retired detective Myrle Carner of Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

“And we do this; it’s just the right thing to do,” he added.

And here’s where you can bring those coats.

Winter coat barrels will be set up at the Seattle Justice Center, at 5th and James in downtown Seattle and in the lobby of the Seattle Police Department headquarters, at 5th and Cherry, through November 25th.