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Shipbuilders collect "tools" for schools

(Photo source: Northrop Grumman) (Photo source: Northrop Grumman)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Hundreds of students can thank Northrop Grumman shipbuilders for giving them the tools they need to learn.

The company recently held a "School Tools" drive where they collected more than 7,500 pencils, 4,000 pens, 7,000 packs of paper and other supplies such as glue, notebooks, markers and crayons.  The school supplies were delivered to organizations such as local departments of social services and local schools.

"School Tools is a success thanks to the continuing support of our employees," said Chavis Harris, sector director of equal employment opportunity and community relations at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. "Our shipbuilders take pride and ownership in giving back to their communities." 

The School Tools drive was held during July and August at the company's Shipbuilding facilities in the Gulf Coast and at Newport News. Collection boxes were placed inside designated buildings, warehouses, piers, docks and trailers.

Northrop Grumman estimates the supplies collected with benefit more than 1,300 students.

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