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Transcript: Woman: Well holidays bring out the best in people, but it also highlights extreme need in our cities. Tonight, Howard Monroe-Gray reports from Newark, where a coat giveaway brought out hundreds of people.
Howard: This Christmas will be one many of these Newarkers won't soon forget, as Kars for Kids showed up with free winter coats.
Clifford: It's cold right now, and people need coats and that's what this is all about.
Howard: Clifford Meth is the spokesman for the non-profit. The line wrapped around the block outside Covenant House, which serves the homeless, and some 600 coats will be given out. But while free coats is good news, the bad news, they say, is the extreme need in a city like Newark.
Dave: Obviously you can see by the line and the semi chaos out here that you could there's a huge need in the city.
Howard: Dave Hall is the site director at the Newark location.
Dave: It's winter time, it's Christmas time, there's a lot or people out here who need coats for their family, for their daughters, you know, for their sisters, you know, everybody is trying to get a little bit of something, go get some holiday cheer.
Howard: The city says they are working, so that scenes and giveaways, such as this one, never have to happen again. Newark Deputy Mayor Margarita Muniz.
Magarita: As a city we continue to try to work with our commissioners, with County of Essex, but there is still so much to be done.
Howard: In Newark, I'm Howard Monroe-Gray for WNBC News.