Supply Our Students a Success
Many gathered at the Laredo Energy Arena Tuesday night to enjoy a night of friends, family and music.
But the concert, featuring Grammy award winning bands, served as more than just a night of entertainment.
This is the thirteenth anniversary of the Supply Our Students drive and organizers said it's a big operation that tries to give as much to everyone involved in a fair manner.
The music was just one small part of the Supply Our Students concert.
Both students and teachers came together to support those who are less fortunate than themselves.
"Three papers and school supplies."
"We bought school bags with Angry Birds and Dora I think. It was full of notebooks, glue sticks, pencils, crayons, just everything we could find."
Only three things of school supplies were needed to be admitted into the concert, and before it even started a big tub had already been emptied twice.
Volunteers hoped to fill a truck of school supplies by the end of the concert.
Webb County Judge, Danny Valdez and Guerra communications have been holding this concert for 13 years for Laredo schools.
"Everything is divided equally between the school districts and they will in turn disperse the supplies where the need is at."
Some students even said they wanted to help out because they, too, have been in need before.
"I've been in situations also, where I needed school supplies and now that we have an opportunity to help those, we took an advantage."
"Because some don't have that much and others do so I think it's good to give back."
The South Texas Food Bank is supposed to weigh the supplies tomorrow to see how many tons the concert raised.
There is not a total yet, but some think this year's concert could be the most school supplies they have raised.
"Based on the amount of people waiting in line before doors open and the amount of people coming in now. I think it's going to break a record."
Judge Danny Valdez said before the concert started, he estimates between 10 and 15 tons of school supplies have already been collected.