BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- One local health, fitness and rehabilitation facility raised money for a program that helps children stay warm in frigid temperatures.
Bodyworks presented a check to Beckley Professional Firefighters earlier today to help sponsor the “Operation Warm” drive which provides children with a warm coat.
Operation Warm is a non-profit organization that provides resources for children in need. For thr second year, Operation Warm teamed up with the Beckley Firefighter Association who exceeded their goal.
Bodyworks donated $3,710 to help children stay safe and warm during the cold temperatures, “Without the contributions of our donors, we couldn’t do this and we’re just greatly appreciative of everything that we get,” said Rick Fisher, President of Beckley Professional Firefighters.
“It is an excellent program. I mean kids need toys, but they need warm coats. They need food. They need some love and care. So, I had an opportunity to go out and fit kids and it’s about the cutest thing you’ll ever see. So in weather like this, they can certainly use them,” said Mick Bates, CEO of Bodyworks.
The Beckley Professional Firefighters have already started collecting for next year’s Operation Warm and will be accepting donations throughout the year.