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Boise Firefighters Local 149 gives new winter coats to schoolchildren

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Boise Fire Fighter and BFF Local 149 member Sean Murphy distributes coats from the union’s collaboration with Operation Warm. Photo courtesy of BFF Local 149.

Boise Fire Fighter’s Local 149 distributed 372 new American-made coats to 11 local elementary schools. BFF Local 149 collaborated with the Fire Fighter Operation Warm program to raise more than $12,264.00 in donations from union members and local businesses.

The coats were distributed on Dec. 9 at elementary schools Taft, Whittier, Whitney, Jefferson, Pierce Park, Hawthorne, Owyhee, Valley View, Garfield, Trail Wind and Lowell.  BFF Local 149 has been fundraising since May to reach their goal of providing elementary school children with their own new coats for the winter.

The following local businesses and groups contributed to this year’s coat drive: Airgas of Boise, DiMartino Associates, Nunhems USA, BJT Property Management, Benefit Solutions Incorporated, Engineered Structures, Holland and Hart, Cabela’s, Payette Brewing Co., Employers Resource and My Team Leaders.

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