8/2/2014 6:47 PM
by Adam Mayer
BECKLEY -- The Heart of God Church in Beckley held its 13th annual Back to School community event today. Each August, the heart of god church overflows with friends, families, food and plenty to do.
This year’s theme is "the gift of giving" and they say that "to give out of love requires us to give cheerfully, without obligation or record keeping." This year, the church is prepared to send over 800 students back to school with a backpack and other supplies.
Debra Dozier, the co-event coordinator, says that “our pastor here is pastor Fred T. Sims and when this originally started 13 years ago there was a need for backpacks to be given to kids and ever since then it has grown tremendously.”
Not only was the backpack distribution a success, but many other local vendors came out to show their support.