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WDSU Provides 3,000 Backpacks for Local Students

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 8/8/2020

Hearst’s WDSU New Orleans donated 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies during its “Student Connection School Supply Drive” on August 8. Drivers lined up to receive the school supplies beginning at 3:00 a.m., even though the start time was 9:00 a.m. The supply drive was part of WDSU’s overall Reopening Schools day of coverage, which provided the latest information regarding the 2020-2021 school year. WDSU also aired a half-hour special presentation, “Reopening Schools: The Real Test.”

“It’s not only our responsibility but our privilege to help our neighbors as we all continue to navigate through these very difficult times,” said General Manager Joel Vilmenay.

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