Founder Receives “Heavy Hitters” Award

Dick Sanford, Operation Warm’s founder and chairman, was one of six ‘Heavy Hitters’ recognized by the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia during its Annual Awards Ceremony. In presenting the award, Major Hester Dixon recognized Dick for his selfless giving of over 15,000 coats to this local organization for distribution to children being served throughout the Philadelphia area.  She went on to cite Dick as a man of kindness, spirit, and unfailing generosity. 

In making this award, Major Dixon emphasized how much the new winter coats mean to the children who receive them, and how having the coat helps get a child to school, keeping them healthy and warm.  This is all core to Operation Warm’s mission/

The Salvation Army of Philadelphia is a long time Operation Warm partner and an important force in enabling the organization to provide new winter coats to the Philadelphia-area children most in need.  Operation Warm is also fortunate enough to work with other Salvation Army groups throughout the country.

Dick was honored to receive this award and, as always, deeply appreciative of the warm relationship shared between these two organizations.

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