Manchester, NH Manchester Professional Firefighters Association Local 856 kicked off this year’s Operation Warm fundraising with a $10,000 donation from Brady Sullivan Properties. Operation Warm is a program that buys new winter coats for children in need.
This is the second year in a row Arthur Sullivan and Brady Sullivan Properties have donated $10,000 to this cause. The firefighters thanked Brady Sullivan for their continued support with a commemorative plaque. Sullivan said, “Knowing that these dollars are going directly to buying these jackets and going directly into the hands of every student that needs a warm coat, that’s very meaningful for us at Brady Sullivan.”
Manchester Firefighters have participated in Operation Warm since 2014 and distributed 2,652 coats over the past five years.
Last year, 822 coats were purchased and given to children in the Manchester School system and programs like The Way Home and Bring It!
The MPFFA networks with the Manchester School and Health Departments to identify and reach these children. The fundraising goal for this year is $20,000, which will allow for the purchase of 1,000 new winter coats for kids in need in the city. Online donations can be made at: operationwarm.org/manchester856