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Red Cross Seeking Public's Help to Gather School Supplies for Local Military Kids

The American Red Cross needs your help to fill backpacks for more than 500 military children throughout the Tri-State. Each backpack will be donated through the Indiana National Guard to support the families of the 163rd Field Artillery Unit and the 151st Company part of the 76th Infantry Brigade based out of Jasper.

The Back to School Drive was created to help local military families who at times can struggle financially. We need your help to ensure military children have all the necessary items to begin the upcoming school year.

“The Red Cross has supported local military families for over 95 years in the Tri-State area. Through this program we can let our military heroes know we are here to help and say thank you,” said Matt Bertram, Regional Chapter Executive.

All donated supplies will be stuffed into backpacks and made available before the first school bells ring. You can help by donating any of the following supplies:

 Unisex Backpacks Disinfectant Wipes

 Composition Books Filler Paper

 Pencils with Erasers Pens (Black & Red)

 Colored Markers Boxes of Crayons

 Water Color Paints Highlighters

 Large Erasers Elmer’s Glue

 Index Cards Age Appropriate Scissors

 Facial Tissues Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

Donations of the listed supplies can be dropped off at the following locations thru August 5:

 Expressway Auto Dealerships in Evansville and Mt. Vernon

 Dollar Tree Stores in Evansville

 Old Navy at Eastland Mall

 American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana (29 S. Stockwell Road, Evansville)

 Indiana National Guard Armory (3000 Division Street, Evansville)