Appleton Firefighters Raise Money for Operation Warm at Octoberfest
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APPLETON, Wis.- It may be warm outside still, but it's never too early to start planning for winter. Saturday, Appleton firefighters from Local 257 were collecting money to buy new winter coats for kids through their chili booth at Octoberfest.
It's part of a project they call Operation Warm. The firefighters want to purchase more than 400 coats for students at Columbus and Lincoln elementary schools.
"All the money that's generated from the chili booth sales is going to go directly to the fund. Our benevolence fund is going to kick in another $2,500 , our goal is to raise $15,000," said Appleton firefighter, Steve Unruh.
Local 257 firefighters will deliver their new coats in person, fitting each child and helping write their names in the tag which reads, "Made Especially For You."
If you would like to make an online donation, go to the Appleton Firefighters Coats for Kids webpage: www.operationwarm.org/appleton. Checks can be made out to "Operation Warm" and dropped off at Appleton Fire Station 1 at 700 N. Drew Street.