You Can Help Seacoast Firefighters Warm Up Kids This Winter
There is a group of firefighters in Dover that have been warming up kids in need for the last 6 years, and they just announced they're doing it again this year. The 7th annual Dover Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1312 "Operation Warm" Fundraiser is live now.
On his Facebook page, Dover firefighter Ryan Chase said they've teamed up with Philbrick's Ski, Board & Bike this year for the fundraiser, and Operation Warm is actually one of his personal favorites of the many community-oriented fundraisers that the Local 1312 Firefighters do.
The interesting thing about this particular fundraiser is that, using the money raised, the Local 1312 firefighters actually purchase brand new coats for local children in need.
Chase said that, unfortunately, none of the firefighters could make it into the schools to visit the children that would be receiving the brand new coats, but he shouted out school councilors at Head Start, Horne St, Woodman Park, and Garrison Schools for getting sizes and doing a lot of the legwork.
So, how can you help and get a sweet hook up in process? Tickets are on sale for the 7th annual Operation Warm Fundraiser right now for $20, but here's the thing: Only 150 of them will be sold, which means 1) they're going to go fast, and 2) the odds of winning are pretty sweet. The winner receives a $1,000 gift card to Philbrick's.
The raffle winner will be selected on Facebook Live on December 9 at 5:30 p.m. Chase also told me that they are already ramping up for their upcoming toy drive. More info on that coming soon.