Whatcom County firefighters’ fundraiser to buy coats for children

Whatcom County firefighters are raising money for Operation Warm — More than A Coat with an event featuring SpaceBand and the Bellingham Firefighters Pipes and Drums at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation with proceeds for Operation Warm, whose goal is to provide new coats to children in need. It’s a national charity supported by the International Association of Fire Fighters, Fed Ex, Pepsi and community groups such as Rotary Clubs, Junior League and the Salvation Army. Firefighter Jeff Heinrichs of IAFF Local 106 said firefighters plan to surprise qualifying students with their new coats and help them to write their names on an interior tag that reads, “Made especially for you.”

To donate directly to Operation Warm, go online to operationwarm.org/local106.