Local first responders collect school supplies for I Am Legacy drive

At the city's two Walmart locations and Target -- first responders collected backpacks, pens and any kind of school supplies to distribute to the community.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Local law enforcement and the Rapid City Fire Department are partnering up with I Am Legacy to bring school supplies to students in need in the area.

At the city’s two Walmart locations and Target — first responders collected backpacks, pens and any kind of school supplies to distribute to the community.

Members of the police department say that the event gives the community a great opportunity to give back and know that it all stays local.

“A lot of us are blessed and we have a little extra money to spend on somebody else and this is a great way to make sure that the money that you give or the stuff that you buy goes directly to a kid in Rapid City, so everything that you donate is going right to a youth in Rapid City,” said Lt. Tim Doyle of the Rapid City Police Department.

I Am legacy began with a backpack drive back in 2013.

Officials from the organization say that the drive exemplifies their as well as the city’s stance on making education a priority for Rapid City’s future.

“You know, collectively I think we have the same goals and dreams for Rapid City and this is just our small part of trying to strengthen that and assist people in attaining their achievements,” said Eric Bringswhite, a Lead Servant with I am Legacy.

If you missed out on giving on Saturday — both agencies say they are accepting donations at their locations.

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