West Valley kids get coats from firefighters

  • Source: KSL-TV NBC 5
  • Published: 12/03/2018 10:22 PM

There was plenty of warmth to go around at Hillsdale Elementary School on Monday. Nearly 150 students lined up for a turn to pick out a brand new coat, with the help of about 20 delighted firefighters, as part of Operation Warm, a nationwide charity that gives coats to children who may not have them. "It feels warm and nice," sixth-grader Vakapuna Foketi said of his new red coat. "It made me feel good because I only had hoodies, not a big coat like this one." West Valley City firefighters gave out 140 coats Monday, and even went out to buy a few more for kids whose sizes were not available. Some kids, like fifth-grader Valentina Bolkeim, were just as excited about meeting the special guests as getting a new coat. "I feel awesome," she said, "because we get to meet the firefighters." The first responders felt the same.


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