The Clarksburg Fire Department is helping kids stay warm this winter.
Firefighters handed out more than 60 coats Thursday morning to North View Elementary students. It’s the fifth year the department has participated in the nationwide ‘Operation Warm Program’.
Organizers say they raised enough money to give every child gloves and a toboggan.
“We have great community support,” said Clarksburg Fire Fighters Union President, Mark Walsh. We get a community grant every year from the Dominion Foundation. Other business and individuals contribute every year to make sure our program is funded to help their families be able to take some money and do something different, instead of having to worry about keeping their kids warm. A new coat is something that kids can be proud of and wear to school and help boost their moral just a little bit.”