MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A heart-warming gift came just in time for hundreds of Twin Cities grade-schoolers.

More than 500 children received winter coats at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis Thursday morning.

It’s all a part of Operation Warm.

The Minneapolis Fire Department’s Local 82 held fundraisers and found sponsors to buy the brand-new jackets.

“I saw the level of the need that the kids with hand-me-downs (had),” said Mark Lakosky, Local 82 President.

“I’ve had a couple of children that have told me they’ve never had a brand-new coat in their life.”

To donate, visit Operation Warm’s website.




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