It’s December and the weather is getting colder, but not every child in Georgetown has a winter coat to stay warm. Georgetown firefighters have initiated Operation Warm to help ensure that every child in Georgetown has a warm coat to wear.
The Georgetown Fire Department and the Georgetown Association of Professional Fire Fighters are sponsoring Operation Warm, the second year of the program to provide coats for local children who need them. The program expects to provide coats to 150 children in need who were identified by The Caring Place in Georgetown.
How can you help? Here’s two ways:
Georgetown firefighters are selling raffle tickets in order to purchase new winter coats for kids. Raffle tickets are $5 each. The raffle drawing to determine the winner will be on December 12, so buy your tickets by December 11.
Purchase raffle tickets at any of the five fire stations in Georgetown. To find station locations, go to fire.georgetown.org/emergency-services/stations.
The raffle winner will receive half of the raffle proceeds, which could be as much as $5,000. The remainder of the raffle proceeds will be used to purchase new winter coats for kids in Georgetown.
After the raffle drawing on December 12, the winner will be announced on the Georgetown Association of Professional Fire Fighters website at gapff.org.
Donations for Operation Warm to provide coats for kids can be made at www.operationwarm.org. Monetary donations to Operation Warm also can be made in-person at any of the five Georgetown fire stations. All monetary donations collected will be used to purchase coats for children in Georgetown.
“Our goal is to help as many kids in our community as we can to stay warm in the winter months,” says Daniel Bilbrey, a driver for the Georgetown Fire Department.