Chamber Partners with Local Business to Support Operation Backpack

When the news of McDowell County School's "Operation Backpack" reached the McDowell Chamber office, the staff quickly jumped into action to help.  The Chamber contacted member and industrial supply distributor, Robertson Packaging Supply, Inc. (RPSI), for help.  Owners Brandon & Sarah Whitson didn't hesitate to partner with the Chamber, and their team worked diligently to locate supplies difficult for the school to find.  On Friday, July 19th, RPSI delivered $1,000 in supplies to Melanie Dunham, project coordinator for Operation Backpack.  Donations are accepted year-round.  Monetary donations may be written to The Endowment Fund, for Operation Backpack and/or Classroom Project, and may be mailed to 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC 28752.  For more information about how you can donate, please contact Melanie at 828-652-4535 x 106 or              

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