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OFD delivers winter coats for school children

Posted at 12:21 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 13:25:46-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - For some students at Howard Kennedy Elementary School, every time they put on their winter coats they'll think of Omaha's bravest.

Christmas came early for them, but no thanks to Santa and his reindeers. 

Instead, the Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Union arrived to deliver holiday cheer and winter gear.

"We participate in Operation Warm and that's a program where we give brand new American-made coats to kids who need it," said Trevor Towey, the union’s treasurer.

Firefighters had more than 100 coats available to give to  any student who needed one.

“They were so excited,” said Principal Tony Gunter. “They were just full of joy when they received the coats.”

Though the firefighters only came bearing gifts without expecting anything in return, one student just wanted to show his appreciation with a hand-made card.

The gesture received with gratitude by the union’s president Steve LeClair, who said it’ll be displayed inside a fire station.