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Hospital staff donate backpacks to kids

09/23/2011

Loleta Community Resource Center coordinator Marina Cortez-Hash, left, and St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals’ Budget Manager Arlene Capeder pose with some of the backpacks filled with supplies that staff donated for children in the community.Over 100 children in Humboldt County started school this fall with new backpacks filled with school supplies thanks to donations from St. Joseph Hospital and Redwood Memorial Hospital staff, volunteers and physicians. Every year the hospitals hold a backpack drive and the hospital community donates bags and school supplies for local children. This year hospital staff donated a total of 101 backpacks and several bags of school supplies. Pictured, Loleta Community Resource Center coordinator Marina Cortez-Hash, left, and St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial Hospitals’ Budget Manager Arlene Capeder pose with some of the backpacks filled with supplies that staff donated for children in the community.

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