A helping hand from a Joplin church

JOPLIN, Mo. – With the school year fast approaching, Calvary Chapel in Joplin did its part to help make sure kids are ready for class.

Cars lined up for a school supply giveaway event on Saturday.

Families were able to drive through and grab a backpack filled with helpful items like notebook paper and pencils.

COVID-19 has put a financial strain on many parents, and this congregation hopes that they can help make things a bit easier through these donations.

Local families have been benefiting from this giveaway for the past 15 years.