Local organization provides school supplies for children at El Paso Salvation Army

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:41pm

The El Paso Federal Executive Association adopted 47 school-aged children living at the Salvation Army's Family Center.

They donated nearly $6,000 to make sure each child has all the school supplies needed before classes begin in the El Paso Independent School District Monday.

"Knowing that these kids and families are trying to get their feet back on the ground and re-engage the community. It's a wonderful opportunity for us to help them do that," said William Russell with Customs and Border Patrol.

"These kids go through and you ought to see them all pick all of their stuff and they see them and they are just so excited," said Major Mike Mortan, Area Commander for the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army will supply uniforms through the Community Development Block Grant provided by the City of El Paso.


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