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WPRI 12: Patriots deliver donated blankets to Crossroads shelter in Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Blankets collected at the coldest football game ever played in Foxboro are now in the hands of some of Rhode Island’s neediest people.

Sunday morning, representatives from the New England Patriots were at Crossroads in Providence dropping off some of the 1,200 blankets that were collected at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Eve. Half the blankets were given to a homeless shelter in Boston, while the other 600 were set to be distributed to other shelters throughout New England.

Crossroads is Rhode Island’s largest homeless services organization and their Providence shetler serves more than 3,000 people a year. Given the recent spell of dangerously cold temperatures, the shelter has been extremely busy.

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Courtesy of WPRI 12

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