WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Fire Chief’s Association will be conducting their second annual Coats for Kids Boot Drive tomorrow on the Harvey Street Bridge in downtown Williamson.
Donations collected will be used to purchase coats and other cold weather accessories for children throughout Mingo County that are in need.
The coat drive is made possible by efforts of the Mingo County Fire Association (MCFA). Last year, the coat drive provided coats for more than 200 Mingo County children. The MCFA works in conjunction with local businesses and schools to provide local children with winter coats and other cold weather accessories.
John Hall, MCFA President, explained the coat drive stating, “First, I want to thank everyone for last year’s support. Your support made it possible to purchase 260 coats for children throughout Mingo County. I hope the support continues this year.”
Hall explained that fire departments throughout Mingo County were collaborating to make the coat drive a success. “All Mingo County Fire Departments are participating,” Hall said.
For those that miss the boot drive collection effort on Friday, donations are being accepted at the Williamson Fire Department.
The City of Williamson recently pledged a $500 donation to the Coats for Kids drive. The MCFA hopes other municipalities will assist by donating to the Coat for Kids drive. “Any help at all would be appreciated,” Hall said.
The Williamson Fire Department can be contacted by calling 304-235-5273.
(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)