Last week we showed you how the community came together to "Fill the Bus" with school supplies for children in the community. Tuesday the Salvation Army filled new backpacks for all of the 260 kids. Meghan von Behren brings us the story.
Notebooks, folders, scissors you name it they had it. The community came together to donate school supplies for kids in Ward County.
"There are kids who need to start school with a fresh start. There are kids who struggle to have school supplies for the first day of school. It is important for them to have what they need to be successful,” says Captain Debbie Stahl with the Salvation Army.
The families were able to get everything checked off on their lists.
"Education is important. We all want our kids to have the best education possible. So you need the tools to have a good education,” says Captain Debbie Stahl.
The back to school event was for kids pre K through high school. No matter that age going back to school is an exciting time.
"All of them have been grateful. Lots of smiles lots of high fives and I got to pray with a lot of those people as well. With a lot of the kids that they have a good school year that they have great teachers because we have great teachers in our community,” says Captain Debbie Stahl.
Captain Stahl says out of the whole experience there is one part that stands out
"It's fun to see them grow its fun to hear them say 'oh I don't want to go back to school' or 'I'm so excited'. And mom 'I'm ready for them to go back to school,” says Captain Debbie Stahl.
Giving kids in the community a chance to start the school year off right.
Town & Country Credit Union, Sunrise Rotary and Walmart all helped with donations for Tuesday’s event.