Twin Cities Firefighters, IAFF Local 21, 82 & 1215 - Operation Warm Fundraiser
Make a difference in the lives of children by helping the Twin Cities Firefighters provide brand new coats to local children living in poverty.
Firefighters for Operation Warm is a national partnership designed with one goal in mind – provide brand new, American-made coats to children in need across the United States where over 15 million children live in poverty. Since the program began in 2012, firefighters across the country have distributed over 200,000 coats in over 300 cities nationwide. Help the Twin Cities Firefighters, IAFF Local 21, 82 & 1215 provide brand new, American-made winter coats to local children in need. The gift of a brand new coat provides not only warmth to children, but helps to improve self-confidence, peer acceptance, school attendance, and outdoor play.
Each donation will bring us one step closer to reaching our goal of bringing happiness and warmth to every child living in need in the St. Paul & Minneapolis area.
____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2013-2015 Program Success: Over the past three years, Twin Cities Firefighters, St. Paul Firefighters, Local 21 and Minneapolis Firefighters Local 82, have distributed 5,250 brand-new winter coats to students at Dayton's Bluff, Riverview, Wellstone, Como Park, Lucy Craft Laney, Andersen United, Mona Mode, Bethune, Anne Sullivan, Anishinabe Academy Elementary Schools and the West Side Boys and Girls Club. Firefighters also distributed coats to children at Red Lake Reservation Elementary School to expand their impact. Firefighters raised funding through events, community outreach, and support from CenterPoint Energy, EMC Corporation, CBRE, Fulton Brewery, 811 Run, and more.