Church Community Gives Away School Supplies

OAK HILL–  A local church community is coming together to help provide supplies for students for the upcoming school year.

There is an event being held at the Lewis Christian Community Center to help children get ready for the new school year.  The event will be held on Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm where the first 700 kids will receive a book bag filled with school supplies.  The event has grown over the last three years with children being able to receive eye screenings, hair cuts, and insurance companies will be there this year to help you sign your kids up for health insurance.  Most of all the churches involved want to serve a need that may often be forgotten.

“A lot of children do without.  They are wearing hand me downs from year after year and they really don’t have a nice pair of shoes to wear to school, or a pair of socks to wear to school”  says Curtis Talor Co-Chairman of the Fayette County School Program.

The community outreach will be open to the public until 4 pm handing out book bags and clothes while supplies last.

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Jonathan Chance grew up in Birmingham, AL where he experienced many different types of weather. The storm that is remembered more than any other is the 2011 Super Outbreak. The tornadoes passed within 20 miles of his home and affected the lives of many people around him.