Wrapped in Love: Elementary students receive new coats

Wrapped in Love: Elementary students receive new coats
The coats were made possible thanks to a fundraiser that collected close to $30,000, courtesy of Operation Warm and Thrivent Financial.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Every student at Alderman Elementary was gifted a brand new coat Monday.

Winter can be tough and many families are still trying to bounce back from Hurricane Florence, so this coat goes a long way in helping out.

“To be able to wrap them in love, which is what our event is called today, ‘Wrapped in Love,’ and be able to tell them how important they are and how special they are and how loved they are - it’s truly a gift and a blessing for us to be here today and to support the students and the Alderman community,” said Adrienne Beatty, Senior Marketing Director of Thrivent Financial.

The coats were made possible thanks to a fundraiser that collected close to $30,000, courtesy of Operation Warm and Thrivent Financial.

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