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Giveaway set for Saturday in Hinesville

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POSTED: July 30, 2014 11:02 a.m.
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A backpack and school supplies giveaway will take place Saturday in Hinesville.

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Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot’s Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids.

Military parents wishing to bring their children to the event to receive free school supplies should arrive early, as the event is first come, first served.

“Military families deal not only with deployments and the other stresses of military life, but also the economic difficulties shared by all Americans,” said Simone Hoover, executive director of Operation Homefront’s Southeast Field Office. “These donated school supplies enhance the morale and the success of our military children, while easing the burden military families carry.”

The school supplies are donated by people from around Hinesville and collected at local Dollar Tree stores as part of the nationwide program.

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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