Rapid City residents can leave winter garments on president statues
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Years, decades, even centuries after they held office, it’s time once again time for the nation’s presidents to help those in need in Rapid City.
Beginning this coming Monday, residents can leave winter garments like hats, gloves, and scarves on the downtown statues for anyone who needs them.
The tradition began as a grassroots effort to help the area’s homeless and became officially sanctioned by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender in November 2015.
This year, the start of the authorized placement of winter items coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs from November 14 to 20.