Salvation Army, WISN 12 and community partners’ efforts provide backpacks, supplies for more than 1,300 students

emersonbackpacksThanks to generous donations totaling more than $53,000, more than 1,300 students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Auer Avenue, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hi-Mount Community and Lancaster schools received backpacks with school supplies this week. The funds were raised by the Salvation Army through a WISN 12 on-air drive and collection drives hosted by WNOV 860 AM, Educators Credit Union, Community Financial Service Centers, Krispy Kreme, Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin and AAA of Wisconsin. MPS principals also donated to the effort.

A backpack distribution celebration took place at Emerson Friday afternoon featuring representatives of the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County, WISN 12, WNOV, Educators Credit Union, Community Financial Service Centers, MPS — and former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler!

Thank you to the Salvation Army, WISN 12 and all of the partners involved in this tremendous effort!