2009 HERO Back to School Supply Drive

Yes that’s 649 "Thank you" from needy children who will receive a new backpack stuffed with supplies, and one very humble and heartfelt Thank You from me.

It was an unbelievable and enjoyable event that lasted late into the evening with 35 or more (I lost count) Hero volunteers working together and having fun.

Special Thanks have to go to Red Jones VSCS Program Depot Manager for Donating, Cooking and Serving some of the best BBQ many had tasted.

We had enough loose supplies left over for the teachers to be able to “go shopping” when they picked up their backpack allocation.

Thank you to all of you who have worked so hard in your buildings and locations to make this such a success and to the Harris Retirees who have given so generously of their time to transport backpacks and supplies.

I set a goal of 450 backpacks for this year (last year we did 416) to blow it away with 649 especially in these economic times is mind blowing and says much for the care and concern that Harris Employees have for the community.

This year’s goal to support 35 schools (28 Last Year) will be exceeded with requests in from 37 schools already logged.


Pete White
Pete White