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Operation Safe Return allows police and local leaders to provide supplies for students

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 15:36:29-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi police teamed up with local leaders to make sure students head back to school with everything they need this year.

Operation Safe Return dropped off kits of school supplies to students at Tuloso-Midway Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High Schools Tuesday morning.

CCPD Chief Mike Markle and the Selena Foundation's Suzette Quintanilla-Arriaga were there to drop off the supplies. The foundation is Operation Safe Return's largest single donor this year, as it donated $10,000 to the initiative.

"It's something really close to my sister's heart, clearly. She was all about the children and going and speaking to them, and what better way to honor her than to help out the community and donate school supplies to kids who are in need of it," said Suzette Quintanilla-Arriaga with the Selena Foundation.

Other donors for Operation Safe Return include Reliant Energy, Driscoll Health Plan, and Penfed Credit Union.