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Saginaw mother honors son's memory by helping others stay warm

Lisa Atkinson tied dozens of scarves, mittens and hats around trees which can then be taken by the homeless. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

SAGINAW, Mich. - The spirit of giving back continues in Saginaw.

Lisa Atkinson tied dozens of scarves, mittens and hats around trees which could then be taken by the homeless.

She's doing it in memory of her son.

Cory died back in 2013 from a drug overdose.

He became addicted to prescription drugs she says after getting into a car accident.

Lisa had tied the winter gear around trees near the Hoyt Library and the AT&T building ever since her son's death.

She says if Cory was alive-- he would be helping her give back too.

“He could light up a room anywhere he went. If you were in the same room as him you knew him. Just friends with everybody; just friendly,” said Atkinson.

Over the years Lisa's given away hundreds of items.

If you would like to help, you can take donations to Dawn Of a New Day Coffee or Wally's Sandwich Shop in Saginaw.

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