Transcript: Minneapolis coat drive helps families prepare for winter weather

Outside a school, families look at goods laid out on tables. A sign with an arrow reads “Winter Coat Distribution.”

ON SCREEN TEXT:          Cityview Community School

                                    Minneapolis, MN

A dad and his two kids wear facemasks as they step up to a table.


ON SCREEN TEXT:          Terry Brogden


TERRY: Hey, how’s it going? I’m Terry Brogden. This is my son Loughlin Brogden, and Caitlin Brogden. It’s nice to know that, you know, they’re doing this. I mean, there’s a lot of kids that really need it, you know. And my kids, the way they go through clothes, they definitely need it.

Volunteers distribute winter clothes in plastic bags. A man in a suit interviews.


ON SCREEN TEXT:          Brett Edelson

                                    CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Minnesota

BRETT: We’re here today providing coats to the community. At UnitedHealthcare, our mission is to help people live healthier lives, and some of those most basic needs are ensuring that you have a warm coat for the winter.

A volunteer looks through boxes of packaged clothing. Eric Kendricks wears a Minnesota Vikings facemask as he waves to some kids.


ON SCREEN TEXT:          Eric Kendricks

                                    Minnesota Vikings – Linebacker 

ERIC: Can you wave at me at least? Everyone’s been thanking me for showing up. I think it’s a big thing for me as well, because this is just one of those things where I feel like if I could show up, you know, if I could be there to show support, you know, it’s a good thing.

Eric gives two thumbs up as he poses with Loughlin and Caitlin. Terry snaps a photo. A woman interviews.


ON SCREEN TEXT:          Jessica Bauer

                                    UnitedHealthcare Volunteer

JESSICA: I see the joy in their faces. They’ve all been extremely polite. The children are saying thank you. I’m a former teacher, so I love being around children. And so, it’s really fun to see kids coming up today, and that we’re able to help them in times of need.

She helps a family pick out some coats.


JESSICA: Perfect.


BRETT: It’s one of the reasons why I work at UnitedHealthcare, our commitment to the community. You know, events like this, you know, aren’t just happening here today. They’re happening around the country, throughout the months and throughout the year.

TERRY: It saves us a couple bucks here and there too. It’s just good feelings. Thank you. Thank you. You know, these people are wonderful, all the volunteers.

The Brogdens head off with their new winter clothes and a couple of board games. A logo fades in over a white background.


ON SCREEN TEXT:          UnitedHealthcare