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IAFF Partners With Operation Warm

September 10, 2013 – IAFF affiliates have always made it a core mission to give back to the communities in which they live and work. These community outreach efforts also improve their public image, influence how they are perceived by decision makers and the public, show the value IAFF members bring to their communities and promote their efforts to help others beyond their jobs as fire fighters and paramedics.

In keeping with this union's longstanding tradition of helping communities everywhere, IAFF affiliates across the country are participating in Firefighters Coats for Kids, a community outreach program in collaboration with Operation Warm designed specifically for the IAFF and its members to provide brand-new, made-in-the-USA winter coats to impoverished children.

Watch the video below to see some of the successful pilot campaigns led by IAFF affiliates that reached 17,000 children and earned significant media coverage promoting the incredible work of these IAFF members in their respective communities.

Get involved today! In accordance with Resolution 20 passed at the 2012 IAFF Convention to support Firefighters Coats for Kids, the IAFF encourages affiliates to get involved in this program now, and help the millions of children living below the federal poverty line in the United States and Canada. Operation Warm has manufactured 30,000 100-percent made-in-the-USA winter coats exclusively for Firefighters Coats for Kids. Affiliates that participate have the unique opportunity to launch the first new coat program dedicated to helping millions of children and saving American jobs.

More than 17.5 million children live at or below the federal poverty line in the United States and Canada. Families are often forced to choose between food, shelter and providing a proper winter coat for their child. Firefighters Coats for Kids gives IAFF affiliates the opportunity to be on the frontlines of a movement that is bringing manufacturing jobs back to North America and providing warmth and happiness to suffering children.

Watch this video to learn more about the IAFF's new partnership with Operation Warm.

For more information about how to get involved:

Contact Renee Koerner, Operation Warm
Call: (610) 388.2500 (option 2)
Email: renee@operationwarm.org.

*Canadian affiliates - please inquire for more details on how you can support this program.


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