COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Association announced Sunday that they have raised enough money to provide an entire school’s student body with new winter coats.
Through “Operation Warm,” the organization was able to raise $6,500 to outfit every student at Pikes Peak Elementary School with a brand new winter coat.
“We are thankful for this incredible opportunity to work with local business leaders to provide a coat for every student at Pikes Peak Elementary School,” said Local 5 President, David Noblitt. “There are many children in Colorado Springs that are in need of winter coats, and our hope is that this program grows every year so that no child is left with a warm coat during winter months.”
According to the organization, since 1998 Operation Warm has gifted over 3 million brand new coats to children in need.
The coats will be gifted to the children at Pikes Peak Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 18th.