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Operation Backpack continues through August 7

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va (WVVA) -- A new school year is right around the corner and to help area kids get ready, the Wade Center and community members are collecting school supplies through "Operation Backpack."

The school supply drive will continue through August 7.

Volunteers hope to collect enough items to stuff about 80 backpacks. The backpacks will then be distributed on August 8 from 5p.m.-7 p.m. at the Wade Center on a first come, first serve basis.

A donation station will also be set up on August 1, at the Kmart in Bluefield from noon until 6 p.m.

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