LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Local firefighters are leading an effort to make sure kids stay warm at the bus stop this winter.
The 2nd Annual Operation Warm event kicked off on Wednesday.
Every student at Baseline Academy was given a new winter coat.
It’s all thanks to fundraising and a partnership with Entergy Arkansas.
“For any child if your cold it’s hard to focus on school and the firefighters noticed last year some kids at a bus stop without coats and it was like 30 degrees outside and realized that was a need for some of our children in the schools,” says Rick Riley, President and CEO of Entergy Arkansas.
Back in January, 250 students were given new coats at Geyer Springs Gifted and Talented Academy.
The group has set its sights on providing coats for every child in the Little Rock School District, from kindergarten to 5th grade by focusing on one school each year.