Legend says that in the days surrounding November 11th the cold winter air gives way to a bout of milder climate, as the cool fall months allow themselves a respite from the wind and the coming winter. The origin of this popular myth is the story of Martin of Tours, a soldier serving in the Roman imperial guard in 335 AD. During a storm, Martin – who would go on to be made a Saint by the Catholic church – chose to cut his military cloak in half and donate part of it to a man suffering from the cold. Soon after, the rain stopped and it got warmer. St Martin’s Cloak is our clothing distribution program, aimed at helping struggling families and individuals. We work with several local organizations and churches to collect and distribute clothing.