West Valley City Firefighters Give Coats To Children
Jan 30, 2020, 4:54 PM | Updated: 8:22 pm
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The West Valley City Fire Department visited Farnsworth Elementary in West Valley City today to hand out coats to kids who don’t have them.
The West Valley Professional Firefighters of Utah provided coats for the West Valley City Fire Department to distribute.
“We love this interaction with the kids, to see the smiles on their faces,” said Tyler Sleater, West Valley City Fire Department Captain.
Erica Hibbard, a social worker at Farnsworth Elementary, said a lot of students live below the poverty line, so they have a need for coats.
“They seemed very excited, very surprised,” she said. “We’re super thankful that people in the community are willing and wanting to donate.”
Having a coat can make a big difference to kids in need, Hibbard said.
“Coats are so important for kids so they can be outside and not be isolated inside from their peers,” she said. “Also, so they’re warm walking to and from school.”
Firefighters handed out about 30 coats to kids at the school.