More than 600 school children at James L. Ketelsen Elementary in Houston will receive new winter coats on Wednesday afternoon, the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association (HPFFA) said today.
The children will receive the American-made coats through gifts from Houston fire fighters, Houston pediatrician Dr. Lora L. Torres, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic of Houston.
HPFFA President Alvin W. White, Jr., said, “Houston fire fighters are committed to delivering excellent service, being good stewards of city resources, and giving back to the community. We are grateful for the trust citizens place in us and that we can lend a hand to the children of Ketelsen Elementary. We very much appreciate the support of Dr. Torres, Kelsey-Seybold and Ketelsen principal Cynthia Banda in this project.”
Houston fire fighters participate in the Firefighters Coats for Kids program in collaboration with the International Association of Fire Fighters and the nonprofit organization Operation Warm.