Totals from SLT Fire Rescue coat drive |

Totals from SLT Fire Rescue coat drive

This year was South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue’s second year hosting a coat drive for kids. It ran from mid December to the end of January and was once again a success. I am inspired by the generosity and compassion displayed by our residents who stopped by one of our two stations and donated many coats and other miscellaneous items.

We received 138 child coats, 54 adult sized coats and 18 miscellaneous items including scarfs, ski bibs and hats. Many of all these items were brand new with tags!

Kid sizes went to Choices for Children and adult sizes went to Tahoe Youth and Family Services for high school kids. Eight went to El Dorado County Child Protective Services. There is a real need in our town for coats for our youth, particularly due to our adventurous weather this year.

It is so inspiring and admirable to witness how people care within the South Lake Tahoe community. Thank you to all who donated.

Capt. Paramedic Kim George

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue

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