PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA)- Local organizations in Mercer County are making sure students don't go without before school begans in the mountain state September 8th.
Starting Points Family Resource Center, which is a branch of Child Protect of Mercer County along with the Princeton Rotary Club hosted their annual back to school back pack bash.
The event took place Wednesday in Princeton, where the organization gave away more than 600 back packs to local children. Due to COVID-19 this year's bash was a drive thru.
"So right now during the pandemic families are undergoing a vas amount of stress. Some have to buy extra cleaning supplies, worry about choosing options for online learning or going back into the school. We're hoping to ease some of that burden by providing backpacks and supplies in those backpacks. That will allow them to use some of that money for cleaning supplies or other things they might need during the pandemic," Starting Points Manager, Tonya Milam said.
If you weren't able to pick up a back pack you can contact Starting Points Family Resource Center at: 681-282-5169.