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An amazing success for Operation Backpack Blitz!

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-02 11:58:58-04

Operation Backpack Blitz 2015 was an amazing success!

Because of you, homeless children in the ForKids program will have all they need when they go back to the classrooms next week.

NewsChannel 3 and Southern Bank took action and over 100 bookbags and additional school supplies were collected between our live location at Chili’s and Southern Bank branches.

An individual donor even made a generous gift of $400 cash to help the program!

Operation Backpack Blitz has ensured that the 1,000+ children that depend on the ForKids program will start off the school year fully stocked.

In fact, the volunteers at ForKids tell us that they are still collecting supplies and promise another update soon!

We would like to extend a great, big THANK YOU to our NewsChannel 3 viewers for their generosity.