Firefighters Donate Hundreds Of Coats To Students
(Memphis) Some Memphis elementary students will be warmer this winter thanks to Memphis firefighters.
This year, the Memphis Firefighters Associations is donating 700 coats made specifically for the Memphis kids.
Monday, students at Dunbar Elementary were all fitted with the brand new coats.
Over the last two years, the Memphis Firefighters Association had been working with the non-profit group Operation Warm to provide the coats to needy children.
They are targeting kids in grades K-5.
“We found out that at this level Memphis is number five in the poverty level from K-5. That’s 44 percent poverty and that equates to about 71, 000 kids. So, we felt like would do a better service and our guys just love it,” said Thomas Malone
The firefighters are also giving coats to students at Jeter Elementary.