Backpacks Spread the Love

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Just to put this into perspective, with the unemployment rate in places like Page County, nearly double the state average.

One out of nearly ten people in Page County search for a job. Organizers say every little bit makes a big difference.

A Valley filled with good neighbors is stuffing backpacks to give to students in need.

"When someone who got a backpack comes to me and says thank you for the backpack, it really changed my life, that's a really great moment," said Sarah King, the organizer of the Women's Mission Unit.

King prepares for college, she says education has always been a top priority in her life. Now, she wants to give other students the same opportunity to be successful in the classroom. King has filled more than fifty backpacks since its founding, for more than fifty students throughout Page and Rockingham Counties.

"You'd be surprised at the number of students who don't have the supplies they need," said Helen Harman, the guidance director.

Harman is the guidance director for East Rockingham High School. She says this can make a difference for a students self-esteem, going into high school.

Now, she says it's a joy watching students helping their fellow classmates; both inside, and out the classroom.

If you'd like to help make a difference, the First Baptist Church of Elkton, is still accepting money and donations to fill backpacks. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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