LR Firefighter Union and Entergy Gift Entire Student Body at Booker with New Coats

             Booker students wearing new coats from LR Firefighter Union and Entergy

(December 14, 2017) - The gift of warmth came in teh form of more than 400 new coats donate to all the students at Booker Arts Magnet Elementary School.  The coats were courtesy of IAFF Local 34 and Entergy of Arkansas.  For the 3rd consecutive year, Little Rock Firefighters and Entergy have partnered with Operation Warm, a national non-profit dedicated to providing hope, happiness and warmth for children in need through the gift of new winter coats. The collaborative, community-based program has impact far beyond the Little Rock area. Firefighters across the USA & Canada are bringing this program to the communities they protect.  The generous donations mean families have one less thing to worry about this winter holiday season. 

Supt. Mike Poore helping student put on pink coatRepresentatives from both organizations personally delivered each child a new coat with an interior tag which reads, “Made Just for You.” IAFF Local 34 members give to Operation Warm through payroll deductions, and along with a grant from Entergy of Arkansas, the firefighters are able to give the gift of warmth to these children right before the winter holidays.  If you'd like to know more about the program or would like to donate, please visit:

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On behalf of the students and their families, LRSD wishes to thank IAFF and Entergy for their ongoing support.