The Wilmington News Journal updates the story of a Delaware letter carrier who organized a drive to collect school supplies for needy children in the area. The event took place yesterday:
In his 25 years working for the post office, 20 on this route, Vandrick R. Hamlin Sr. has gotten to know just about everyone he delivers mail to and the needs of people in these communities.
Sunday’s event was a success. Numbers of people donated their time, food, drinks and large amounts of school supplies. Hamlin originally thought he would have 50 book bags to pass out to the children
That number was easily surpassed.
“We’re up to 600 now with more stuff coming,” Hamlin said shortly after the event started. Hamlin thanked all who donated, including his Facebook friends, as well as The News Journal and Delawareonline readers who learned about Hamlin’s efforts in a story last week.
Because of that generosity, children have supplies for the months to come.
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