Thirty five children who attend Luzerne County Head Start’s (LCHS) Beekman Street, Wilkes-Barre center have a brand new coat this winter thanks to a successful fundraiser conducted by the city of Wilkes-Barre’s fire department and other first responders. For the past several years, the city’s fire department purchased coats through “Operation Warm” for children in need in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Operation Warm is a national non-profit organization that focuses on improving the lives of children living in need through the gift of a brand new winter coat. Thanks to this year’s successful fundraiser, for the first time, city firefighters were able to expand their reach and purchase 35 new coats for children at LCHS. The fundraiser was a joint effort conducted by the city of Wilkes-Barre’s fire department, police department and paramedics.