**Blankets for Migrants in Albany: A Community Responds**
In Albany, NY, where approximately 900 migrants have found refuge, a straightforward act of kindness is making a difference. Blankets are being handed out to those who’ve arrived, facing the city’s cold weather head-on. Michaeline Ontiveros, elders at Redeemer Church Albany, initiated this response, working alongside the Compassion Coalition.
The process is simple. Ontiveros gives out blankets, prioritizing the immediate needs of the migrants for warmth. This ongoing effort by the Compassion Coalition, with Ontiveros’s help, is practical and to the point, reflecting a community that sees a need and responds without hesitation.
More blankets will be distributed as they become available, maintaining the commitment to support the migrant community in Albany. This gesture by the Compassion Coalition and is an example how Bargain Grocery, Compassion Coalition will work with local volunteers to address additional social needs in Albany NY.