HOUSTON, TX-- Each year, the Houston Professional Firefighters Association looks for ways to give back to the community. Today, they did so by donating 615 winter coats to the kids at Ketelsen Elementary.
Initially, they expected to give out just 400 jackets, so when the school said they needed more, HPFFA president Alvin White reached out to the community for help. Kelsey-Seybold and Houston pediatrician Dr. Lora Torres were quick to step up and help.
It's all a part of Operation Warm, a program started the International Association of Firefighters to provide coats to underprivileged kids. "It's a great way," explains White, "for our firefighters to say, 'Merry Christmas' to the kids of Houston."