PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Firefighters in Paducah, KY are set to deliver free winter coats to 1st grade students in the city of Paducah on Dec. 7. through a program called "Operation Warm."
In total 186 coats were made for students who have an extra need, and may not have a coat this winter.
Jennifer Fuchs with the Paducah Fire Department, said along with the 186 coats, there are overstock from previous years.
The money used to purchase the $34 coats is funded from local organizations as well as private donations directly to "Operation Warm."
The students from various elementary schools are chosen from the free/reduced lunch program, as well as resource officers stationed at the schools.
More than 300,000 children are helped each year through the national organization "Operation Warm."