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Operation Warm brings coats to Baltimore kids

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 06:49:36-05

Baltimore kids were outfitted with brand new coats of their own this week as part of Operation Warm.

Baltimore City fire officers and the Fraternal Order of Police teamed up with Horizon Services to bring the coats to Morell Park Elementary-Middle in Baltimore. The community was selected because of the need.

"Some of these families may be struggling. They may not know where the next meal is. They may be unemployed and so forth. By us just giving a coat, it's a win win," Lt. Tom Nosek of the Baltimore City Fire Officers said.

Operation Warm started 18 years ago, hitting the milestone this year of 2 million children outfitted with coats since it began.

"There's a lot of kids in our community that dont have coats. Watching them come in, being able to pick out a coat. Color of the coat they like. Size fits perfectly. Seeing the smile on their faces. It's like, unbelievable," Mark Aitken of Horizon Services said.

ABC2 reporter Brendan McNamara contributed to this report.

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