“We can’t help what situation we were born into. But we want folks to know, that we care,” said Willie Bailey, the Fairfax Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief.
Three thousand new winter coats were given out to over 75 local schools, shelters and non-profit groups Friday morning, and put big smiles on the faces of many young children.
“We are going to physically put coats on them. We are also going to give each one of them two brand new books and have the caring angel therapy dogs. They get to pet the dogs before we put them back on the bus,” said Bailey.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is partnering with “Operation Warm,” an organization that provides brand new winter coats to children in need. Over 250 children stopped by to pick up their brand new winter coats.