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Hattiesburg Hosts "Tools for Schools"

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - W-D-A-M in partnership with several sponsors hosted our "Tools for Schools," school supply drive Thursday in Hattiesburg.

Community members donated school supplies at a drop off location in the parking lot of Strickland's Furniture off highway 49. This effort is designed to support the Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary's annual backpack drive.

The drive benefits children in Forrest and Lamar Counties, who's families can not afford to buy their kids all the necessary school supplies they need for the start of the school year.

In addition to the Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary, W-D-A-M also teamed up with Petro Automotive Group and Strickland's Furniture to present "Tools for Schools." This is the first year W-D-A-M has teamed up with these sponsors to encourage school supply donations.

"Well we felt the chance to give back to our community like a lot of people in our area do," said Steve Strickland. "We have a very generous community and this is just one more chance that we can do something to make a difference."

Counselors at each school that receives the school supplies will determine the children who need them most.

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