Blanket drive underway at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Onalaska

Drive runs through December 11th

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – You can help people stay warm in our community with just a donation.

Gundersen Health System’s annual Wrapping the Community in Warmth blanket drive is underway now.

The drive, which runs through December 11th, supports several non-profit organizations in our area.

Gundersen Health System requests new store-bought or hand made blankets for the drive.

“If you think about the world we’re living in now, nothing quite compares to, you know, snuggling up to a nice warm blanket,” said Gundersen Health System department of nursing staff member Cassie Buehler.

There are donation locations at Gundersen Health System campuses in La Crosse and Onalaska.

As a reminder, Gundersen Health System has many visitor guidelines in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

That includes a mask requirement and social distancing.