Burgers-n-Blankets is a homeless outreach program provided by Life Center DWNTWN, where gym member Garrett Werner works. It is a simple way to provide winter resources for the homeless of our local community. Through donation bins, like the one located at Tacoma Strength, DWNTWN receives new and gently used blankets and winter coats.

At 8pm on the first Saturday of each month, B/B volunteers meet at William Philip Hall on the University of Washington Tacoma campus. With fresh purchased burgers and donated blankets, they venture into the heart of our city to distribute to those in need.

From monetary donations to direct involvement, they invite you and your family to join with them and help the disadvantaged of the 253 in this practical way.

This winter, please bring your new or gently used blankets, winter coats and warm socks to the donation bin at Tacoma Strength.

Editor's Note: Please DON'T bring in your new or gently used burgers and place them in the bin. Yes, I'm looking at you David Pak!

Don't have extra blankets or time to buy any this busy holiday season? We will accept your cash donation if you have a spare $5, $10 or $20. The full amount will go to this awesome grass roots organization to help purchase new blankets, or fresh burgers.

You know how cold it has been IN the gym the last couple of weeks. Now imagine being outside with no place to retreat for protection from the elements. Any help you can provide will go a long way to make someone's day a little brighter and a little safer during this holiday season.

By David on Sunday, December, 14, 2014