Claremore Daily Progress

Government

October 18, 2013

Claremore firefighters raise funds for Coats for Kids Foundation

CLAREMORE —

Claremore firefighters cooked a burger lunch for community residents Thursday afternoon to raise funds for Firefighters Coats for Kids (FFCFK). 
Lunch included a burger, chips and drink for $5. All proceeds benefit FFCFK and will be used to provide new, American-made winter coats for disadvantaged children in the area.
“A majority of the Claremore School District is made up of low-income students, and we thought this is one way to fulfill those students’ basic needs for warmth and safety,” said Chris Hayes of the Claremore Fire Department. “Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase 100 new coats, and it looks as though we’ll surpass that goal.”
Supplies for the cookout were all donated. Wal-Mart provided more than 300 hamburger patties, Claremore Expo donated condiments, area residents donated buns and Frito-lay supplied the chips, he said.
Tables were set up in the garage of Station One while firefighters took call-in orders, delivering the food to area businesses.
FFCFK serves boys and girls, ages 3-11, from low-income families who are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program at school and/or live in a family with an income level at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. 
The organization is dedicated to supporting domestic manufacturing. Beginning in December, FFCFK and firefighters will deliver 30,000 American-made coats nationwide, with the goal of increasing to 200,000 plus per year; bringing jobs back to Americans by stimulating the domestic manufacturing industry.
Donations for the cause will be accepted through Oct. 30 at any Claremore fire station. 

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