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Posted on: November 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Morgantown Firefighters to Provide Brand New Coats to Local Children

A group picture showing members of the Morgantown Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 313 with chil

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

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