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Education Corner: “Operation Warm” SLC Firefighters to the Rescue

childcoatEach year the Salt Lake City Fire Department chooses an elementary school whose 2nd and 3rd graders will be recipients of brand new winter coats. This year’s school: Backman Elementary.

“Backman Elementary School in Salt Lake City has been chosen by the Professional Firefighters of Utah (PFFU) and IAFF Local 81 (Salt Lake City) to receive coats for their students. Backman Elementary School was chosen based on the needs of their students. 98% of their students qualify for free or reduced meals. “ (Salt Lake City Firefighters, Local 81 website. http://www.1645.org/mobile/index.cfm?highlightId=287)

Multiple media agencies reported on the event. Links are provided below to those articles.

Salt Lake City Fire Fighters Local 81 has a Go Fund Me page for community members to donate funds to support this project.

“This is a very low impact fast and easy way to raise the funds to make it possible to provide coats to provide coats.

Operation Warm is very proud to inform donors that 97 cents on every dollar goes directly to the coat program. 3 cents of every dollar raised goes to the overhead expenses necessary to sustaining and growing our mission. Every donation significantly impacts the life of a child by translating to warmth and happiness through the gift of a brand new winter coat.”

Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/yw63tm4e”

Articles:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641267/Firefighters-rescue-schoolchildren-from-cold-with-new-coats.html?pg=all

http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/fire-crews-to-warm-kids-with-coat-donations

http://gephardtdaily.com/local/kids-get-coats-though-operation-warm/

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=37326205&nid=148&title=firefighters-rescue-schoolchildren-from-cold-with-new-coats

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