Thursday, February 6, 2014

Operation Warm - Firefighters Coats for Kids

Tacoma Firefighters proudly distributed 200 coats to area head start children this week. Part of the national Operation Warm campaign with the International Association of Firefighters, the goal of the program is to provide new warm coats to those most in need.

Firefighters raised $6,000 to purchase the 200 American made coats, and spent two days visiting four Tacoma Elementary Schools making deliveries.

“This is our first year participating in this charity and it has been a great opportunity to give back to the community,” said Tacoma Firefighters Local 31 president Ryan Mudie. “We really got a kick out of all the big smiles and really excited kids – we put the coats right on their backs.”