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Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:06 AM

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LIMA — Two organizations within the University of Northwestern Ohio are teaming up to collect backpacks and school supplies for families that were impacted by the EF-5 tornado in Moore, Okla., which destroyed thousands of homes and two elementary schools.

Following the May 20 event, the Business Professionals of America and the UNOH Chapter of the American Marketing Association decided to make a difference in the lives of the young children, teachers and their families impacted by the tornado.

Clearly marked bins have been set up at businesses around the community and items will be collected now through Aug. 8. The wish list of items includes:

Pencils and pens


Colored Pencils

Scissors and glue

One Subject Notebooks



Gallon-sized Ziploc Bags

Baby Wipes


Teaching Supplies

And more

Bins have been set up at the following locations:

Tom Ahl Dealerships (all four locations)

Huntington Bank (Market Street, Lima Mall, Shawnee Road, Spencerville locations)

Taylor Kia

UNOH Campus (100 Building, 13000 Building)

Additional drop offs will occur during these special times:

Friday – Limaland Motorsports Park

July 28 – Lima Locos Baseball Game – First Pitch at 7 p.m. – Simmons Field – Free admission with a backpack

Aug. 10 – UNOH Event Center between 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

You can follow the collection on Facebook and Twitter:


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