Coats for winter
12/13/2018, 6 a.m.
Several hundred new winter coats were distributed to people of all ages last week by two different organizations, just in time for the snowfall last Sunday.
Below, Michael Reilly, executive director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, enjoys laughter with youngsters at the FRIENDS Association for Children’s Church Hill location on North 26th Street after his department donated new coats to the nonprofit child and family agency last Friday. The coats were from Operation Warm and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, which are helping VDFP to expand statewide a program offered for several years in Northern Virginia. With Mr. Reilly is Richmond Fire Chief Melvin Carter.
Above left, Treasure Rain Stanback-Washington models a new coat she selected at the Share the Warmth campaign last Saturday at the Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center in North Side. More than 300 new coats were distributed during the event sponsored by Moments of Hope Outreach in conjunction with Clothes4Souls and Macy’s department store. Above, volunteer Danielle Nogale unpacks coats for people to make their selections as the organization gave away coats, shoes, fresh vegetables and canned goods. Based in Hanover County, Moments of Hope is dedicated to helping the homeless and people in poverty.