Thousands of kids to get backpacks full of supplies in Durham


OFFICIALS TO REVIEW THE ORDINANCE, WE ARE TOLD HE COULD BE A WHILE BEFORE IT GOES UP FOR A VOTE. TIME RIGHT NOW, 6:05 THOUSAND THE STUDENT SYNDROME GETTING READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. THE RESCUE MISSION STEPPING IN TO HELP FAMILIES WITH A LOT OF THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL EASE. CBS 17 LIVE FROM THE RESCUE MISSION, HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GIVEAWAY. Reporter: MORNING, THE EVENT STARTS AT 9:00. VOLUNTEERS HARD AT WORK PREPPING FOR THE EVENT BEHIND ME, YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERS HANGING UP CLOSE. THE CLOSE WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS PREPPING ME. I WANT YOU TO INTRODUCE TO ERNIE MILLS, COFOUNDER AND CEO OF THE DURHAM RESCUE MISSION. YOU GOT STARTED THIS EVENT 20 YEARS AGO. TALK TO ME WHY THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WANTED TO START INTERIM. I SAW THE COLUMBINE MASSACRE AT THE SCHOOL, KIDS RUNNING OUT, THE THOUGHT CAME WHAT CAN WE DO TO PREVENT BABY SOMETHING LIKE THIS INTERIM. I KNEW BY GIVING KIDS CLOTHING AND ICE BACKPACK. IT WOULD HELP THEM TO START SCHOOL ON THE RIGHT FOOT AND MAYBE FINISH SCHOOL AND BECOME THE IDEAL CITIZEN. Reporter: HAVING SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL HELP THEM GET READY, GET EXCITED HAVE SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YOUR. I REMEMBER AS A KID, I WOULD ONLY GET NEW CLOTHING ONCE A YEAR. THE ONLY TIME I WOULD GET NEW CLOTHING. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL, I CAN REMEMBER THE EXCITEMENT. HOW EXCITED I WAS TO GET ON THE SCHOOL BUS THE FIRST DAY. SURE EVERYBODY MY NEW CLOSE. Reporter: WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YOUR. YOU BEEN DOING IT 20 YEARS, Reporter: WE HAVE BARBECUE THAT YOUR, 5000 HOTDOCS. OVER 10,000, 12,000 PIECES OF CLOSING, $50,000 WORTH OF CLOTHING WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY THIS YOUR. WE SAY, DOWN SOUTH, Y’ALL COME. Reporter: THE MORE THE MERRIER, FOLKS CAN COME OUT THE LOCATION IS 1201 EAST MAIN STREET INTERIM. FOLKS START LINING UP WELL BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS AT 9:00. AGAIN, COME OUT IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO GET YOUR KIDS IN SCHOOL SUPPLIES. GROCERIES ARE CLOTHING.

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