Maybe your family is like mine and you have that hall closet that is stuffed full of blankets and sleeping bags that you already don't know what to do with. Well, you can't say that anymore.

When you live in a house, it's hard enough to keep warm. But even with drafty windows, oil shortages due to cold weather, or just keeping up with the bills, heat is something we still often take for granted. For the Bangor area homeless population, the difficulty in staying warm is something most of us just can't even fathom.

However, the Health Equity Alliance of Bangor, an organization dedicated to helping at risk people of all types, is trying to do something about that. They've been staging a Sleeping Bag and Blanket drive for the area homeless since January 16th, and could still use some help.

They're looking for new or gently used sleeping bags and blankets. They can be dropped off at their Bangor location at 106 Pine Street, daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Items will be collected through February 1st, and distributed in Pickering Square in Bangor on February 3rd.