Operation Warm, Clarksburg Fire Department bringing winter coats to local students

  • Source: WDTV-TV CBS 5
  • Published: 12/01/2018 10:12 AM

Coats, hats and gloves; all things that are necessary for our North Central West Virginia winters. But not every child has one, which is something Operation Warm aims to fix. "First year a little girl told us she remembered coming to school that day in a sweatshirt, and it was about 20 degrees that morning or a little colder," said Mark Walsh, president of the Clarksburg Fire Union. "So just that one girl made it worth while that day to be here and give her a brand new coat." This is the 5th year Clarksburg Fire has been part of the program to help prepare local kids for the winter. They start planning in advance to make sure every child gets what they need. "Our members of our union look forward to this every year. We always have a good turn out of guys that come in to help. We come in and size the kids, order the coats, and then distribution events like this we always have a good turn out."


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