Operation warm distributes more than 200 coats

Operation warm distributes more than 200 coats

Dozens of local elementary school children are a little warmer tonight, thanks to Operation Warm and some Richland firefighters.

Over 200 coats were distributed as part of this year’s event, made possible by Goodwill Industries.

Richland firefighters were able to fundraise and collect more than $11,000 from community members, business and organizations to purchase the coats for the kids.

Coats were distributed at Jason Lee, Jefferson and Marcus Whitman Elementary Schools.