Nov 8, 2016 2:36 PM
Durham firefighters participate in Operation Warm for kids in need jackets
DURHAM — The nights are getting progressively colder, as winter surely approaches the Granite State.
For the second year now, Durham Professional Fightfighters Local 2253 union is participating in Operation Warm - a national campaign run by the International Firefighters Association to buy new jackets for children in need.
Last year they were able to donate 30 coats to kids in Durham, Madbury and Lee. This year, they hope to double that.
The coats are ordered from a company that makes them in America with union workers. Each coat is brand new, sized for each child and even have several colors available.
The program helps boys and girls up to age 12, with the schools in the Oyster River district helping identify the children in need. The union has held fundraisers over the last year at Libby’s Bar & Grill and Bella’s Casual Dining to jump-start the 2016 effort.
The group is now seeking donations to buy additional jackets before winter arrives. Donations can be made here online.