Back-to-School Brigade helps military families with school supplies

Posted at 4:52 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 19:16:47-04

GREAT FALLS – Military families in need of help with school supplies can join the Back-to-School Brigade.

Operation Homefront, an organization that assists military families, is hosting two events this week in Great Falls.

The Back-to-School Brigade has distributed more than 300,000 backpacks nationwide since it started in 2008.

The back-to-school event is open to active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and wounded, ill, or injured veterans of all ranks.

You must register online to be able to receive free backpacks and school supplies.

Distribution will take place Friday at Malmstrom Air Force Base and Saturday at the Montana Air National Guard.

For more information, please visit Operation Homefront’s “Back-to-School Brigade” website.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News