DPS Troopers Donate Backpacks, Supplies to LYE

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by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety knew that there are many children whose families cannot afford to buy them school supplies.

They pitched in their own money for enough supplies to fill 18 backpacks and find a group of students who needed them. The toughest decision was how to fairly determine which school should receive the supplies and backpacks.

Mary Gomez with the DPS office in Brownsville coordinated the planning. She and 11E troopers who made donations were from Brownsville, Los Fresnos, Harlingen, and Port Isabel.

“We came up with a raffle idea, and wrote the names of 14 schools with the neediest children.” Garza said.

“We had a visiting lieutenant draw the name of the school to receive the donations.”

Las Yescas Elementary was drawn from the hat.

“We’re here to serve the community. This is one way that we can give back to some who need help the most.”

Communities in Schools determined which students from Las Yescas needed school supplies because their parents could not afford them.

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