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PFFM and Boston Bruins Foundation Hold Operation Warm Event in Brockton

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BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS (PLYMOUTH COUNTY) - On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 25, 2023 the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts and the Boston Bruins Foundation held the third of three "Operation Warm" events in Brockton. The "Operation Warm" initiative provides winter coats, gloves and hats to children in need. Brockton Engine-7 arrived to the Brockton Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, with the Boston Bruins mascot Blades in the officers seat, full of boxes of winter items. Brockton firefighters, and Blades alike, were happily greeted by children and the Boys & Girls Club staff.

Members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, along with members of Brockton Firefighters Local #144, carried the boxes into the Boys & Girls Club where dozens of children gathered to receive their winter items. The coats were designed and manufactured by ThreadTech, a local company based in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown, owned by Donielle McKeever. The coats, available in black or navy, featured a tag with the PFFM and Boston Bruins Foundation logos, along with a space for the children to write their names on the coat, signifying it as their own.

This was the third and final stop of "Operation Warm" for 2023. Previous deliveries of winter items this year were made in the cities of Lynn and Holyoke. Additional coats that were not donated to children at this event were given to the Boys & Girls Club to distribute to children who were not able to attend the event.

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PAT TRAVERSSenior Correspondent

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