CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Housing Authority is helping people who live in public housing get ready for winter.

On Saturday, the CHA hosted an event offering everything from coats to flu shots.

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A long line formed outside the UIC Forum in University Village for the CHA’s 14th annual Operation Warm.

Volunteers handed out 6,000 new winter coats; along with shoes, hats and gloves.

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And folks could also get their flu vaccination shots as we head into flu season.

Twenty-two agencies offered a “service fair,” with all sorts of giveaways; from beauty products and books, to information about college and how to keep your home warm in the winter.

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Over the last 14 years, the CHA’s Operation Warm has distributed more than 110,000 winter coats to 30,000 families.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff