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Community Alert: Salvation Army Sends Out Call For More Backpacks

SPOKANE, Wash. - Right now officials with the Salvation Army of Spokane say they're in desperate need of backpacks to distribute to young children in low-income families.

They say they're particularly low on backpacks for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The greatest need is backpacks for little girls.  

Also, authorities say they only have a little more than 170 backpacks left for older schoolchildren out of the 2,500 they have to distribute.  If they don't receive more donations, they say they may have to turn children away.  

If you are able to donate a backpack and help a needy child, you can drop it off at the Salvation Army at 222 East Indiana Ave. in Spokane. 

This is the second and final day of the Salvation Army's school supply distribution. It's being held from 1:00-7:00 p.m.    

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