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United Way helps students in need "Fill-A-Backpack"

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Thousands of students in Marathon County now have the supplies they need to go back to school.

The United Way's "Fill-A-Backpack" campaign wrapped up Saturday.

Volunteers handed out new backpacks and supplies, including crayons and pencils.

Organizers said they collected enough supplies to help 3,000 students.

"It can happen to anyone, anyone can be in need, people that were here last year were telling us, I never thought I'd be here, but thank you for being here for me and my children," said Rhonda Karau, Workplace Volunteer Council President.

Organizers said in just the first two hours, they already helped more than 1,000 students prepare for their first day of school.

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