Sligh and Hodnett

Mayor Gary Hodnett and Town Administrative Assistant and Social Media Administrator Kelsie Sligh with the blankets.

The town of Hurt has received several boxes full of blankets from Gleaning for the World to distribute to anyone in the area who needs them.

The town announced today that the clean, brand-new white blankets will be distributed from town hall on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mayor Gary Hodnett said the donation came as a surprise to help the town during the cold spell. He said the town feels lucky to have received them.

"If you come in and tell us you've got a need, as long as they're here you're getting one," Hodnett said.

Hodnett said several town vehicles will also be carrying blankets.