John Deere helps put together backpacks for area students ahead of 2019-2020 school year

Dozens of workers at John Deere Harvester Works spent a day on the assembly line making something that's going to help area kids in need.

On Tuesday, July 9, the workers packed backpacks with school supplies, personalized with a note on each bag.

"I just wrote "Have a great school year, study hard, don't do drugs, and don't forget to smile"," said Jamie Green.

The school starter kits will be distributed to 1,700 students for free.  The supplies is donated by John Deere.

In addition to the backpacks, the Harvester workers also assembled 1,500 snack packs and 1,500 hygiene kits.

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