Firefighters from local 4111 in Burlington/Mount Vernon attended our Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley Member Appreciation BBQs Our members love seeing them and supported Operation Warm in a big way.
Jeff Heinrichs, from local 106 attended our Ferndale BBQ. Members from our Ferndale, Northwest and Dupont branches were also very generous with their donations.
Firefighters from Local 106 in Whatcom County and Local 4111 in Skagit County raise money each year for Operation Warm. Money raised is used to purchase new coats for kids in schools with a high percentage of low income families. Every child in a designated classroom receives a coat, so everyone one stands out proudly in coats in their favorite color. Without these coats many children would have a very cold winter.
North Coast Credit Union originated in the Bellingham Firehouse in 1939 as the City of Bellingham Employees Credit Union. We are honored to support our firefighters fundraising efforts for our kids. For the second year in a row our members raiseded enough money to purchase coats for two classrooms, 60 coats total.
We raise money for Operation Warm in two ways.
1. A Member Fundraiser, held during the summer and our Member Appreciation BBQs.
2. The "Learn to Save, Learn to Give" Report Card Rewards program. When a child brings us a report card we put $5 in their Savings Account. At the same time we donate $5 to Operation Warm.Please consider making a donation for Operation Warm in your neighborhood branch any time of year. Or make your donation online at operationwarm.com Be sure to indicate Local 106, Bellingham /Whatcom County or Local 4111 Burlington/Mount Vernon when you make your online donation to ensure your donation is used locally.