Westport Fire Chief Michael Kronick and firefighters partner with Bridgeport Rescue Mission for Share the Warmth coat drive

Share the Warmth Coat Drive Announced - New and Gently used Coats are Accepted at Fire Department and Town Hall


Fire Chief Kronick said, “Join us and help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter. This drive touches the lives of hundreds of men, women, and children from the area’s most distressed, local neighborhoods. While the temperatures fall, there are many families who will struggle to keep their families warm.”

Public donations of new or gently used winter coats will be accepted in the receptacles at Fire Headquarters (515 Post Road East) and Town Hall (110 Myrtle Avenue) through December 9th.  

Westport firefighters will be sorting and transporting the items to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. We ask for your support and generosity to help make this coat drive a success. 

Rob Lenois, Westport firefighter and President of Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation, “This gives us the opportunity to give back and lessen the burden that families are carrying. Together we can make a difference, help change lives and share hope.”

Anna Rycenga, Westport resident and volunteer, "Please join the WFD and me this winter season as we have an essential need for winter coats for many local families in need. Unfortunately, many go without a warm coat and together we can make an impact and share the warmth one coat at a time."

Bridgeport Rescue Mission provides food, safe housing & addiction recovery services in Coastal Connecticut. They offer services and programs such as safe housing, where men and women are provided clothing and hot meals. Programs and services provided by Bridgeport Rescue Mission are free of charge; granting our neighbors in need an opportunity for hope and a pathway to change. 

Learn more: BridgeportRescueMission.org


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