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Richmond Police, firefighters gift winter coats to 900 elementary school students

Posted at 7:13 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 08:34:34-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 900 students at Richmond’s Carver Elementary School received brand new coats on Wednesday to keep them warm for the new year.

In November, the Richmond Police Department teamed up with Richmond Firefighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 995 and partnered with Operation Warm to purchase coats for the students.

Operation Warm is a nonprofit that manufactures and gifts brand new coats to children in need. Through partnering with firefighters, police, churches, libraries and service clubs, the organization identifies communities in need and distributes the coats.

“Operation Warm believes that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves to feel the warmth, confidence and hope that comes from the gift of something new, made just for them.”