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Hero’s Haul funds will purchase winter coats

Hero's HaulFor the second year, Operation Warm hosted the Hero’s Haul Fire Truck Pull to raise funds to purchase winter coats for Milwaukee children. Ten MPS schools will benefit from this fundraiser.

On Saturday, September 30, three MPS teams competed at the Milwaukee Brewing Company against 10 other teams to see who could be the fastest to pull a fire truck – yes, a real fire truck – a distance of 75 feet. MPS’ Mighty Men, led by Board of School Directors President Mark Sain and Milwaukee Recreation’s Leighton Cooper, represented MPS well by reaching the semi-finals before falling to Milwaukee Fire Department’s Rescue 2, the overall winner of the competition.

The MPS Driven Divas, led by Chief of Staff Gina Spang and Business, Community and Family Partnerships Director Kellie Sigh, along with Team I Think I Can, led by BCFP Alumni Engagement Associate Kaylin Jones, did not place, but were MPS Proud in their red MPS Heart of Milwaukee t-shirts.

During the week of November 13, students in grades K4 through 5 at Bethune, Carver, Clarke, Doerfler, Grantosa, Green Bay, Lafollette, River Trail, Sherman, and Vieau will receive brand new winter coats delivered by members of the Milwaukee Fire Department.

A huge thank you to all who competed in this year’s fun-filled, action-packed, and extremely competitive event, and an even bigger thank you to Operation Warm. Staff and families are encouraged to mark their calendars, gather a team of ten individuals, and participate in next year’s Hero’s Haul.

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