Midland Firefighters Keep Impoverished Kids Warm 12/3/13
CBS 7 News
December 3, 2013
Midland-The Professional Firefighters of Midland is doing all they can to help keep children living in poverty warm this winter.
The Department is leading an annual campaign called Fire Fighters Coats for Kids (FFCFK) where they will be purchasing 200 coats for impoverished children living in Midland.
Derek MacPherson, the Treasurer for the Fire Fighters Association, says they will be giving out 200 brand new American-made coats to students in grades 1-4 at Crockett Elementary.
MacPherson says they chose Crockett Elementary because 86% of the kids there are on their reduced free lunch program.
According to the Department 19% of local children in Midland are living below poverty.
The department will be handing the coats out on Friday December 13th at 10:00 am.
Anyone who wishes to take part in this operation can contact MacPherson at 432-352-0260 or visit the following website: www.operationwarm.org/midland.