The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will distribute winter coats for kids at 11 a.m. Oct. 30 in Alexandria. The event will take place at Penn Daw Fire and Rescue Station 11 located at 6624 Hulvey Terrace.
Fairfax County firefighters cooperated with Operation Warm, Coats for Kids Foundation, Apple Federal Credit Union, Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc. and the Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics to collect and distribute winter coats for younger children and high school students in need.
Captain William Bailey organizes the coat drive every year along with the schools supplies and backpack drive and the toy drive during the holiday season. During their recent backpack drive, Bailey said it's important to make sure the county youth have everything they need to succeed.
"Everything we do — the coat drive, school supplies — it all comes together," he said.