Mich. firefighters donate 180 coats to students

The firefighters raised $3,500 to buy coats for children in need


Marie Weidmayer
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.

Rich Lutton along with other Jackson firefighters help students try on new coats at Frost Elementary School Friday Dec. 10, 2019. Members of the Jackson Fire Department gave out a total of 110 coats at Frost Elementary School. (Photo/Nicole Hhester, MLive.com)
Rich Lutton along with other Jackson firefighters help students try on new coats at Frost Elementary School Friday Dec. 10, 2019. Members of the Jackson Fire Department gave out a total of 110 coats at Frost Elementary School. (Photo/Nicole Hhester, MLive.com)

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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