BEATRICE – Some needy Beatrice elementary students will be able to stay warm, this fall and winter season. Wednesday, the Beatrice Fire Department and the local Knights of Columbus chapter handed out free coats to kids, at Paddock Lane Elementary.
Firefighters Jeff Hays and Tom Moody says the department this year partnered with the Knights, to raise funds and purchase the coats. Hays says the effort continues, if any children were missed.
:37 “a coat”
:04 “just amazing”
Hays says kids from pre-school to the middle and high schools can receive a coat. He estimates that the project purchased about $6,000 worth of new, warm coats for kids, this fall and winter.