Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall along with Boots On The Ground, Horizon Pharma distribute 2,000 backpacks, supplies to elementary schools
Board Member Dr. Bendross-Mindingall; “Boots On the Ground” co-Founder James Clark; Horizon Pharma Senior VP Vikram Karnani and Training Director Mandy Key, donate backpacks to fifth-grade students from Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary. Photo Credit: District 2 Staff
Submitted by Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, School Board Member for District 2, and national organizations Boots on the Ground and Horizon Pharma distributed 2,000 backpacks loaded with school supplies to every student at four elementary schools.
The event was spearheaded by Boots on the Ground, a non-profit organization, dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians to provide in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery, and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability, and peace in underserved areas of the world.
Horizon Pharma partnered with Boots on the Ground to sponsor the backpacks and school supplies for Toussaint L’Ouverture, Phyllis Ruth Miller, Miami Shores, and Jesse J. McCrary Jr. elementary schools.
Boots on the Ground Co-Founder James L. Clark says, “Normally, we respond to disasters to conduct search and rescue operations and to provide other emergency assistance, but Horizon reached out to us to develop something different. We’re tremendously honored to be a part of this.”
Dr. Bendross-Mindingall adds, “As a lifelong educator, it is always my joy and pleasure to encourage our students to reach their fullest potential. I am so grateful to Boots on the Ground and Horizon Pharma for selecting our deserving students to receive these wonderful gifts.”