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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Winter Coat Distribution for Children in Need

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department, Prince George’s County Homeless Education Office, the University of Maryland, and Operation Warm will work together to provide 300 underprivileged children with new winter coats this year.

Three hundred pre-identified public school children will receive a winter coat this year through the Operation Warm program. Staff from the Homeless Education Office have pre-identified the familes in need of these coats and will select the coats at this event and deliver them to the children. This event will be the distribution of new coats to staff to deliver to children at various locations throughout Prince George’s County.

WHAT: Operation Warm – Winter Coat Distribution

WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 12:30 pm

WHERE: Branchville Volunteer Fire Department Heroes Hall
                 4905 Branchville Road, College Park, MD 20740

WHO: Invited guests include elected and community leaders that will join members of the Fire/EMS Department, Public School Officials, and volunteers from the University of Maryland as well as event organizers from Operation Warm.

About Coats for Kids by Operation Warm:  Operation Warm, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of new winter coats to children in need. Operation Warm melds its core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork with the strength of its community network to reach children across the country. Our vision is that every child wearing a new winter coat is healthy, able to attend school regularly and develop a strong self-esteem. Since its inception, more than 775,000 children have received the gift of warmth, a new winter coat. Along with Coats for Kids Foundation (Combined Federal Campaign  #52316), a service of Operation Warm, Inc. we will serve our MILLIONTH child by year’s end-a momentous milestone.

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