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Lubbock firefighters to donate new coats to 276 kids

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Grabbing a jacket before heading out the door in the mornings is something many people never think twice about. However, for some, a winter coat is a luxury they can't afford.  That's why the Lubbock Profession Firefighters Association, or LPFA, has started a new campaign aimed at giving children brand new coats.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, the LPFA will be handing out brand new jackets to the entire student body that attends Guadalupe Elementary. According to Jay Watson, president of the LPFA, a total of 276 jackets will be handed out.

"There's kids out here that don't have coats, and just to know that you're going to be able to give a child a coat to wear this upcoming season when it's going to be cold (is worthwhile)," Watson said.

Watson says this is the first year his chapter has conducted the Firefighters Coats for Kids Program.  He says he started by getting in touch with the Lubbock Independent School District, and together, they narrowed down what schools might have the most need. This year, Guadalupe Elementary was chosen.

Through fundraising and taking up collections among firefighters, the LPFA was able to raise more than $9,000.  That money paid for 276 brand new winter coats that will be given out to every single student who attends Guadalupe Elementary.

Watson says it's heartwarming to help a child, but he says it's also worthwhile to see how much the child's entire family can benefit as well.

"Maybe help their families in a way that they don't have to budget for a coat to where they've got other needs that they need to meet," Watson said.

The coats will be given out Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. on the Guadalupe Elementary School campus.  For more information on the Lubbock Professional Firefighters Association, visit: www.lubbockfirefighters.org

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