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Letter: Backpacks Needed

— To the Editor:

The Alexandria Route 1 corridor children that Rising Hope Mission serves need your help. Last year, a few lines of type proved powerful enough to yield 250 donated backpacks and hundreds of school supply items.

This year we are inundated with requests for backpacks, notebooks, ring-binders, color markers, pens and pencils. Already 200 have made requests, but we have only 10 backpacks. If we can get materials by mid-August, we will be able to sort, pack and distribute school supplies in time for the school year.

Sula S. Tyler

Minister for Children and Youth

Rising Hope Mission Church

Alexandria

To help, contact the writer at 703-360-1976 or styler@risinghopeumc.org.