Mich. firefighters donate 180 coats to students
The firefighters raised $3,500 to buy coats for children in need
MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
JACKSON, MI – Winter will be a little warmer for 180 children in the Jackson area.
Firefighters for Jackson and Summit Township raised $3,500 to buy winter coats for kids in need, a news release said. They gave 110 of the coats to students at Frost Elementary School on Thursday.
The money was raised through fundraisers and donations, the release said. Firefighters will also deliver coats to Townsend Elementary School and Vandercook Lake High School, the release said.
Frost Elementary School staff choose the kids who would benefit from a free coat, the release said. The firefighters helped the kids try on coats and find one that fit, the release said.
“This is a great way to give back to the community," Jackson firefighter Tim Gonzales said in the release. “We often make house calls for fires and see kids without coats. Thanks to the support of firefighters and the community, we were able to help out this holiday season.”
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