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A bus load of help: Area drive seeks community support with back-to-school supplies

As students prepare to start the school year, Devon Energy, Roers, iHeartMedia and the United Way of Dickinson are working together to provide a bus full of supplies for local elementary schools. On Aug. 17, local residents are encouraged to drop off pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, tissue paper, hand sanitizer and other typical supplies to fill a school bus parked in Dickinson.

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Fill the Bus — an event that helps give students supplies for the upcoming school year — will take place Aug. 17 in Dickinson. Devon Energy, Roers, iHeartMedia and United Way of Dickinson are teaming up for this event. (Jackie Jahfetson / The Dickinson Press)

Devon Energy, Roers, iHeartMedia and United Way of Dickinson are teaming up to provide a bus full of supplies for local elementary schools as students approach the incoming school year.

Fill the Bus will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Local residents are encouraged to drop off pencils, pens, notebooks, paper, tissue paper, hand sanitizer and other various school necessities in efforts to fill the school bus parked at Roers, located at 1260 W. Villard Ave.

“Pencils and paper may seem like small things, but they set our kids on the right path,” United Way of Dickinson Executive Director Nichole De Leon said in a press release. “We are grateful our corporate neighbors understand the importance of this effort and volunteer their time and energy to help our students.”

Devon Energy and Roers will both have volunteers on site to help sort materials and distribute them to five area schools.

“Back-to-school season is one of the most exciting times of the year for students, but we know some families can’t easily afford everything their kids need,” Devon Energy Community Relations Director Christina Rehkop said. “Coming together with other organizations to provide learning tools really shows students their community values and supports education. We are glad to play a role in helping kids learn and prepare for their careers.”

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Roers Marketing Manager Heidi Knutson said the company was thrilled to give students the right tools for this school year.

“We’ve been part of this community for more than a decade and active in the United Way throughout the state for numerous years, as well. We know how important it is to always prepare for the future. Helping students in schools is the best way to do that,” Knutson added.

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Jackie Jahfetson is a former reporter for The Dickinson Press.
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