Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

As fall turns into winter, it gets cold at night even in the Valley of the Sun.

Staying warm is a luxury for the less fortunate so Phoenix firefighters are stepping in with a coat drive for children in homeless and domestic violence shelter.

Firefighters are spending Friday at Desert Ridge Marketplace collecting coats at the Sandbar Mexican Grill. Fire Capt. Rich Bauer is hoping to collect more than 2,000 jackets. The coats will be sent to the Salvation Army in Phoenix, where children will be able to choose for themselves.

The collection runs until 7 p.m. By early morning 200 coats had been dropped off.

KTAR Newsroom,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.