MainStreet Director Laurie Findley said thousands of people across the nation are taking their old scarves, or making handmade versions, and tying them around the base of trees in parks, along city roads and in neighborhoods.
The scarves are being left for homeless people who are exposed to below-freezing temperatures, and are free to anyone who needs them.
Some scarves are even left with messages like: "I'm not lost! Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God bless!"
Findley said anyone wishing to donate scarves should take them by the Deming-Luna County MainStreet office, located in the Deming Visitors’ Center, 800 E. Pine Street, by Fri., Dec. 9th.
Findley said volunteers will tie the scarves at locations around Deming.
For more information, call 546-2674.