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Liberty Bank Helps Military Families Get Back-to-School Supplies

Liberty Bank Helps Military Families Get Back-to-School Supplies


BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON IS IN FULL SWING. RYAN: FOR SOME FAMILY, — FAMILIES, GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK TO CLASS IS NOT AN EASY TASK. MEGHAN IS HERE TO MAKE IT EASIER. MEGHAN: THE AVERAGE FAMILY WILL SPEND $510 ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES THIS TIME OF YEAR. THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY. THAT IS MY LIBERTY BANK HAS TEAMED UP WITH A NON-PROFIT OPERATION HOMEFRONT TO ALLEVIATE THE BURDEN FOR MILITARY FAMILIES. BECAUSE A MILITARY FAMILY IS ALREADY OPERATING ON TIGHT INCOME. IT BECOMES IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THIS AS A COMMUNITY SO THAT THE CHILDREN GO BACK AND FEEL CONFIDENT. MEGHAN: AT LAST WEEK’S BACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE, MILITARY FAMILIES WERE ABLE TO STOCK UP ON CLASSROOM NECESSITIES. INCLUDING EVERYTHING FROM NOTEBOOKS AND PENS, TO KRANTZ AND EVEN CALCULATORS. WE ARE HERE TO GIVE OUT 400 BACKPACKS WITH SCHOOLS PLIES. MEGHAN: JOE O’HARA IS FROM OPERATION HOMEFRONT. DEDICATED TO HELPING MILITARY FAMILIES DURING DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES. THIS YEAR, WE WILL REACH THE 330,000 MARK OF BACKPACKS GIVEN UP TO MILITARY KIDS SINCE THE PROGRAM’S INCEPTION. IS APPARENT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THESE TWO GET READY FOR SCHOOL. SCHOOL IS A CHALLENGE. MEGHAN: FOR MILITARY MOMS LIKE LACEY WILSON, SUPPLIES LIKE THIS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. WE ARE VERY EXCITED. THIS IS ONE LESS THING OUR FAMILIES HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HER NOW YOU CAN TAKE THE MONEY YOU WERE GOING TO SPEND FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND BACKPACKS AND GO BUY MORE FOOD OR BY SCHOOL SHOES. OR SCHOOL CLOTHES. MEGHAN: THE FACT TO SCHOOL BRIGADE WAS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF OPERATION HOMEFRONT LOCAL SPONSOR, LIBERTY BANK. LIBERTY BANK IS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE MILITARY FAMILIES AND THE VETERAN COMMUNITY. MEGHAN: JEWEL JONES IS THE MANAGER OF LIBERTY BANKS BRANCH. AS A NAVY VETERAN HERSELF, SHE KNOWS FIRSTHAND WHAT MANY OF THESE FAMILIES ARE GOING THROUGH THIS TIME OF YEAR. I WALKED INTO THE ROOM WITH ALL THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES, I STARTED TEARING UP. BECAUSE I COULD REMEMBER BEING ACTIVE DUTY, TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY. MEGHAN: FOUR JOULE, HELPING TO GIVE BACK TO MILITARY FAMILIES IS A PRICELESS GIFT. I HAVE SEEN SO MANY SMILES ON THESE CHILDREN’S FACES. IT IS AMAZING. TERESA: LIBERTY BANK GIVES THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR PAID AGAIN — BASE


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