Church paying for school supplies
by Daniel Gaddy
Jul 22, 2012 | 1731 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — A representative from Carbon Hill’s First Baptist Church announced during a city council meeting that the church will hold its annual program to help pay for the school supplies of local children.

"We would love your help in making that known," Pastor Scott McCullar told the council. "We just want the word to get out any way we can."

At the event, the Fifth Annual Back to School Store, church members will offer backpacks and school supplies vouchers for students at Carbon Hill Elementary/Middle School. The vouchers will be $30 for seventh- and eighth-graders and $20 for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The event will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 4.

"We just want to minister to families; we know it's very tough times for families economically," McCullar said.

Several council members and members of the public thanked McCullar and his congregation for the effort.

“I think it’s great ... we appreciate it,” said Ronnie O’Rear, a member of the Carbon Hill Industrial Development Board who attended the council meeting.

McCullar said anyone interested in receiving a backpack or voucher should contact the organizers of the Back to School Store by calling 205-924-4145 and making an appointment.