Fairfax County, VA Fire and Rescue Brings Warmth to Local Children in Need

‘Our goal is to reach more than 1,500 children this year, a 40% increase compared with the prior year,’ said Stephanie Cohen, Divisional President of Operation Warm. ‘Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Combined Federal Campaign (Coats For Kids Foundation CFC #52316), local service clubs, foundations and corporations, we expect to achieve this milestone.’


Driven by Captain I Willie Bailey’s personal experiences, the Fairfax Fire & Rescue team seeks to ensure that needy children in the area will have all they need to be prepared to regularly attend school, stay healthy, and develop strong self-esteem.  ‘A new winter coat is critical to ensuring children attend school, as our local temperatures fall below freezing on average 71 days each year.’


This distribution will be held October 26th. Department personnel from the Fairfax Fire and Rescue and Operation Warm along with community volunteers will distribute the coats to area social workers and school counselors. Donations to support the Operation Warm Fairfax County Fire and Rescue coat program can be sent to Operation Warm at {wwwroot}get-involved/donate/


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