"In America, Nobody Should Freeze to Death."

Our mission at Youngstown Blue Coats is to prevent the freezing and injury caused by extreme weather exposure to the homeless and financially destitute Americans, with a special focus on military veterans.


The Youngstown Blue Coats is run entirely by volunteers. Transportation, fuel and other incidentals have been provided by our members. Donations consist of gently used and serviceable material items.


Our intent is to continue to collect sleeping bags and other warming items and distribute these directly to the homeless. Additionally, we look to fundraisers, concentrated donation drives using email, social media, phones and direct request to raise additional monetary donations. These donations will be used to support our mission of providing for the homeless wherever we find them.


We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little goes a long way. That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to finding those exposed to the elements and offering them warming items.


We'd like for you to meet our newest member

Alexander J. Luke


Our bus, Alexander, comes to us from The Sub Zero Mission as a donation to help support our mission. Alexander is named after a war hero and silver star recipient. Read his story to the left. Clicking the image will magnify the story!

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