Anza Electric Cooperative holds sock drive

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Goodie bags donated by the Desert Hot Springs Office of the Aging contain warm, new socks collected by the Anza Electric Cooperative’s sock drive. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
The Anza Electric Cooperative Inc.’s Christmas sock drive brought in over 125 donated pairs of new socks. The drive was held from Wednesday, Nov. 18, through Monday, Dec. 14. New and unused socks and slippers were collected and added to goodie bags donated by the Desert Hot Springs Office of the Aging to give away to needy residents. “We collected enough socks to put five pairs in each goody bag that was donated,” Betsy Hansen, member services representative for AEC, said. “That is over 125 pairs of socks collected for those folks who could really use them.” Opal Hellweg, legislative assistant for Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor, Chuck Washington, contacted the Desert Hot Springs Office of the Aging in response to Hansen’s request for assistance in the form of hy
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