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More than $25,000 raised for local schools

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RICHLAND, Wash., -- $25,000 in school supplies were donated to local school districts today.  

It's a result of the KNDU/KNDO Walmart Back to School drive.  Drop-off points were set up at stores throughout the region.

Each school district will receive supplies from the store in their city, and disperse them to students accordingly.

With more than $2,000 in accessories collected, the Richland store raised the most in the tri-cities.

"This kind of donation represents the very best in business and school partnerships," said Director of Communications for the Kennewick School District Lorraine Cooper.  "With Walmart, partnering with school districts in the Tri-Cities are just bringing a wealth of supplies to students that are in need."

The Walmart in Hermiston collected the most school supplies coming in at over $4,000 worth.