Thanks to Governor Kasich and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, this week Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy, part of the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, was able to surprise the five Lewis family children with brand new coats!

“As a Family Advocate, I have worked to help this family with food and clothing in the past and they have always been very appreciative. On Monday, when they brought their two youngest children to the office, Kevin and Izzabella, I surprised them with their new coats. The following day, Kevin’s parent reported that he was so excited about the new coat that he fell asleep wearing it that night and wore it all day at school—even while eating breakfast and lunch! He was so proud to have his new coat to show his friends.”

~ Ada Dorrell, Family Advocate

Thanks to the Governor’s program, several Community Action Agencies are distributing the Operation Warm coats to children in Erie, Huron, Richland, Pike, Fayette, Ross, Ashtabula, Lawrence, Adams and Brown Counties. Our network is grateful to be able to distribute the coats to the children and we thank Governor Kasich for helping us keep children warm!

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