Patriots Deliver Blankets To Pine Street Inn Shelter

(Credit: Lana Jones/WBZ NewsRadio1030)

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Members of the Patriots front office along with some season ticket holders made a very timely donation to the pine street inn Friday as they delivered hundreds of blankets donated after that wicked cold game against the New York Jets last weekend. 

Andre Tippet, Executive Director for Community Affairs for the New England Patriots says his staff came up with the idea of involving those who attended the game to share some of their warmth.

21,200 blankets were donated and 600 of them were dropped off at Pine St Inn shelter along with bags of gloves and Dunkin Donuts gift certificates.

"The timing couldn't be better!" said Lyndia Downey, Executive Director of The Pine Street Inn once the blankets arrived. 

Says that this has been an especially difficult time for the guest staying at the shelter and for the staff dealing with severe freezing temperatures.

"It's such a blessing to come out and help these folks," said New England Patriots defensive end Derek Rivers.

600 more will be distributed among other area shelters.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Lana Jones reports.

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