Backpacks and uniforms for 200 from Unity event

News Staff Report

Organizers of the Unity in the Community drive-through event, held July 25 at Grace Fellowship Church, reported that around 200 children, representing about 90 families, were presented with free backpacks and uniforms.
“Unity in the Community was a great success this year,” said Ruth Robinson. “Despite having to change our format due to COVID-19, we were still able to bless so many kids.”
Over 30 volunteers from Grace Fellowship, Empowerment Tabernacle and Concerned Citizens of Atmore helped make the event run smoothly and make sure it lived up to its name.
“We distributed backpacks and uniforms to nearly 200 individuals coming from nearly 90 families,” Robinson said. “With a large percentage of students opting for virtual school due to COVID, we were so excited to be able to help this many students.
“We had a lot of support from the community from various fundraisers, grants, and groups. We appreciate Atmore pulling together in a trying time to support our students and give them the best start possible.”