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West Avenue receives bus load of supplies

On Friday, Aug. 10, a school bus left West Avenue Elementary School and traveled to UMR office fora special pick up. UMR is a third-party administrator of employee benefits -- and a community partner of West Avenue.

Employees at UMR coordinated a school supply drive for the school's students, and school administrators, PTA members and students arrived at the business's office ready to "Stuff the Bus."

"We are very thankful for the generosity of UMR," said West Avenue Principal Belinda Gonzales ." This is the third year that the company has supported the school with a school supply drive. Our students and parents are very grateful for this extra gift during these tough economic times."

On the way back to the campus, the full-size bus was loaded with school supplies including colors, notebooks, markers, pencils and backpacks. There was not an empty seat in sight.

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Posted on August 14, 2012