Coats of many colors just in time for the cold
RED LAKE—Giggles and laughter were heard coming from brightly colored puffs of energy bopping around on the chilly playground Thursday afternoon at Red Lake Early Childhood Education. Inside each puff was a kindergarten student who received a new winter coat.
The coats were brought Thursday morning to Red Lake as part of Operation Warm's Coats for Kids program. Fundraising done by the Minneapolis Fire Department made the donation of 210 coats possible.
Firefighter Adam Graves is the department's outreach program director who arranged the visit to Red Lake. Graves, a 10-year veteran with MFD, is from Red Lake but grew up in Minneapolis.