Winston-Salem fire fighters to give out coats to kids

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Members of the Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association, along with Santa, will deliver brand new winter coats to local children this Saturday.

The event will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Ibraham Elementary school, 5035 Old Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem.

Firefighters will arrive on firetrucks and will pass out the new coats to the childre. They will also cook a pancake breakfast for their families.

Santa will pose for pictures with the children and give out treats.

The Winston-Salem Professional Fire Fighters Association (WSPFFA) has adopted the charity, believing that children are the future of the communities they serve.

The WSPFFA was the only local in the state to participate in the new-coat program last year and was able to hand out 60 new coats to children who had coats in bad condition or no coats at all.

This year the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina became involved with the Firefighters Coats for Kids program and, through the fundraising efforts of the concert series as well as other local events the PFFPNC will be donating 500 new coats statewide.

“We are thrilled to see more NC locals get onboard with this project this year and provide coats in their community as we have here in Winston-Salem.” said David Pollard, WSPFFA President.

Firefighters Coats for Kids program is a part of Operation Warm, a national non-profit organization that provides brand new, Made in the USA coats for children in need.

“We feel that this program is a worthy cause and allows us to support children right here in our own community. “ said Pollard.