Memorial Service Information for Reginald Gutierrez
Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. A memorial service is planned for Friday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421. The public is welcome to attend. For all fire apparatus and or fire department personnel planning to participate, please contact Battalion Chief Jim Scott (IAFF Local 31) at 360-471-0830 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tacoma Police Officers Union and Tacoma Pierce County Crime Stoppers have established a legacy fund for the family of Officer Gutierrez. One hundred percent of funds donated will go directly to the family. If you wish to contribute, here is a link. http://www.tpcrimestoppers.com/. For more information, click here:
Operation warm distributes more than 200 coats
Dozens of local elementary school children are a little warmer tonight, thanks to Operation Warm and some Richland firefighters.
Over 200 coats were distributed as part of this year's event, made possible by Goodwill Industries.
Richland firefighters were able to fundraise and collect more than $11,000 from community members, business and organizations to purchase the coats for the kids.
Coats were distributed at Jason Lee, Jefferson and Marcus Whitman Elementary Schools.
Firefighter Leonard sits down with Richland CityView Cable Television to discuss "Operation Warm," the event he organizes each year to provide warm jackets to children who need them.
Operation Warm provides coats for Whatcom County kids
Bellingham and Whatcom County firefighters raised funds to buy nearly 200 new American-made coats for children in need last year at Cordata Elementary. They're hoping to buy 300 coats this year. Donate online at operationwarm.org/local106.
Washington is the second largest participating state in the
IAFF/Operation Warm project.
Let’s make it #1!
Since 2012, WSCFF affiliates have provided 13,536 brand new, American Made coats to children in need. A new coat provides more than warmth, it can positively impact a child’s school attendance, peer acceptance, self esteem and overall well-being.
With more than 275,00 children living in poverty in our state, we have only scratched the surface. Your local has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of kids in your communities. Last year, 29 out of 126 WSCFF Locals participated in Operation Warm. Imagine the impact if every local participated!
We encourage you to get involved and help children feel warm and valued this winter. For more information on how to get started, contact Laura Wisneski Laura@operationwarm.org 610-388-2500 x117. If you want to talk to a fellow WSCFF member to find out how the program has positively impacted their local, talk to Dean Shelton (L3219) email@example.com, or Hunter Chumbley (3520) firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you already participating, coats are ready to ship. Here’s the order form whenever you are ready www.firefightersow.org/order-coats.