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Back-to-School Health Fair shows local commitment to those in need

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I appreciate how communities in North Central Washington reach out and help those who are less fortunate among us. 

For the second year, Columbia Valley Community Health partnered with United Way, North Central Educational Service District Foundation and local businesses to produce a Back-to-School Health Fair last weekend. 

Nearly a thousand backpacks with school supplies were handed out to students from low-income families. After the school supply pickup, students headed to the Columbia Elementary School playground to visit a dozen informational booths set up by CVCH. The kids answered a health-related question to receive a school supply at those booths, according to Marlen Mendez, CVCH’s outreach manager. What a great educational opportunity. 

Heading the list of community partners were North Cascades National Bank and Sunrise Rotary. Other participants included First United Methodist Church, Office Depot, Ballard Ambulance and Avalon Music.

The caring and compassion toward those who are less fortunate reveals our community’s strength of character. People at the lower end of the economic scale have such a tremendous struggle to make ends meet. Helping them out with school supplies for their kids and encouraging them to make healthy choices is a worthy civic investment. 

I’m proud to be part of a community that is willing to put on the Back-to-School Health Fair.

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