Operation Warm to Provide Clothing to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Operation Warm reveals hurricane relief in wake of tragedy

Chadds Ford, PA – As Hurricane Harvey continues to displace hundreds of families, including many with young children, Operation Warm has begun relief efforts to provide clothing to children in need in southeast Texas.

Operation Warm is actively seeking donations to aid in sending new coats to families affected by the unprecedented and catastrophic flooding. Every $20 raised will provide a new, warm coat for a child through the organization’s relief partners on the ground.

“We have some incredible community partners in Greater Houston who’ve volunteered and raised money to provide new Operation Warm coats to young children living in poverty. It’s only natural we do all we can to help them in their greatest time of need,” says Brock Clauser, Director of Marketing at Operation Warm. “We’re reaching to our supporters across the country, and anyone else who can lend a hand, to send clothing to the children of Texas as soon as possible. Our goal is to send 1,000 new coats that will help keep children warm and safe over the coming months, while their families recover from this horrendous natural disaster.”

How Your Donation Helps The Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has forced thousands of families to evacuate. Many will lose everything – their homes, clothing and belongings. Here’s how your donation will be used:

  • $20 provides a child in need with a new, warm coat
  • A coat is a universal piece of apparel that can be worn throughout the year, particularly with relief victims as they struggle to find new clothing. Many will use it not only outside, but a blanket when sleeping at night
  • A new coat goes beyond a second-hand piece of clothing, helping a child who’s lost so much to not only keep warm, but provide some happiness and self-esteem

Give warmth and safety to children who need it the most. For more information and to donate, visit Operationwarm.org/Texas.

About Operation Warm: Since 1998, Operation Warm has inspired hope and empowered communities by manufacturing and distributing high-quality, new winter coats to over 2 million children in need throughout the US. The nonprofit works with organizations at a community-level, assisting local advocates to help children receive coats in their own backyard. Operation Warm’s vision is that every child wearing a new winter coat is warm, feels valued, and is empowered to get to school and gain an education. To learn more or start your own community coat program, visit www.operationwarm.org.

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