Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov

News Release 13-84
Date:  August 20, 2013

 

Who: 

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

What: 

Firefighters Distribute Backpacks and School Supplies

Where:  Fire and Rescue Station 11, Penn Daw
6624 Hulvey Terrace
Alexandria, VA 22306

When:  Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11 a.m.

Fairfax County firefighters will distribute backpacks and school supplies Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Fire and Rescue Station 11, Penn Daw, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Department personnel, the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Local 2068, Apple Federal Credit Union, and the Office of Private Public Partnerships (OP3) have been collecting backpacks and school supplies for several weeks and will distribute them to school children in Fairfax County and the Washington Metropolitan area. Through generous donations and support from area businesses, including Nationwide Credit Corporation, Modern Tech Solutions, Inc., the Keith Burns Foundation, Cardinal Plaza Shell, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, SEIUVA-512, Kids R First, Centreville Moose Lodge #2160, Arlington/Fairfax Elks Lodge #2188, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, and the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, over 2,600 backpacks have been collected and filled with school supplies, an increase of 400 from last year.

Firefighters will coordinate the distribution of the backpacks to various Fairfax County public school administrators and local shelters. For more information, please contact Captain II Willie Bailey at 571-641-0036.

Firefighters will be available for interviews.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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