Local church heads annual student backpack benefit
by Tim Bondy
Mountain Home News
The fourth annual "Operation: I Got Your Backpack" project kicked off July 10 and will run through Aug. 17 when the group hands over the packs to individual schools in the area.
The project's main purpose is to get school supplies into the hands of local children who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
Pastor Cheryl Stull from the River of Life Family Worship Center has led the charity operation since the beginning. Over the past four years, she's received a lot of help to make the program work, and this year is no different.
"Many members of our congregation have volunteered and donated generously and so have local businesses and organizations like the Elks, (Bank of the) Cascade(s) and the residents of The Cottages Assisted Living facility," Stull said.
The goal this year is to load up 300 backpack with ...
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