This fall, over 275 Monongalia County children from low-income families will receive brand-new winter coats courtesy of Morgantown Firefighters IAFF Local 313.
For the 4th consecutive year, Morgantown Firefighters IAFF Local 313 has partnered with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing warmth, confidence and hope for children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond the Monongalia County area. Operation Warm programs across the USA & Canada are bringing this initiative to the communities in which they work and live.
This year, Morgantown Firefighters IAFF Local 313 will provide Operation Warm coats to children at Eastwood, Mason-Dixon, Mountainview, North, Ridgedale, and Suncrest Elementary Schools.
“With our poverty levels reaching 40%, our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one,” stated Jayson Nicewarner, Local 313 President. “By nature of our service to the community, we’re able to see the harsh effects poverty has on these children first hand.”
Morgantown Firefighters will arrive at Eastwood Elementary, Mason-Dixon Elementary, Mountainview Elementary, North Elementary, Ridgedale Elementary, and Suncrest Primary personally fitting each child with a new coat, and helping them to write their name in the interior tag, which reads, “Made Just for You.” With monetary support from the Morgantown community and a large donation from Teletech, the firefighters are able to give the gift of warmth to these children right before the winter holidays.
Media is welcome to attend
Eastwood Elementary Ridgedale Elementary
677 201st INF/FA Memorial Way 1550 Goshen Road
Morgantown, WV 26505 Morgantown, WV 26508
November 5th, 2018 @ 9am November 5th, 2018 @ 1:30pm
Mason-Dixon Elementary Suncrest Primary
7041 Mason-Dixon Highway 3612 Collins Ferry Road
Blacksville, WV 26521 Morgantown, WV 26505
November 7th, 2018 @ 9am November 7th, 2018 @ 2pm
Mountainview Elementary North Elementary
661 Greenbag Road 825 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508 Morgantown, WV 26505
November 9th, 2018 @ 9:30am November 9th, 2018 @ 1pm