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Hundreds of needy children receive free back to school supplies

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

During their Back to School Rally, New Destiny Triumph Ministries handed school supplies to hundreds of children Saturday.

Shanarrian Lewis, a senior at Glenn Hills High school named a few of the school supplies she'll use every day when she starts school in a week and a half, "Paper, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners."

But when the classroom doors open some students won't be prepared.

"A lot of kids won't be prepared the first day of school. Somebody might say what is being prepared? They won't have a pencil, they won't have paper," said the pastor of New Destiny Triumph Ministries, Angela Harden.

New Destiny Triumph Ministries was able to give school supplies away for free Saturday because members of the church and the community donated the items to the children.

"Some people aren't fortunate to get these things so I believe this is a blessing for many families," Lewis, said.

But the ministry's help with school supplies doesn't end once the bags filled with school supplies run out. They plan to follow up with the students throughout the school year so they can focus on what's important.

"Later on in the year, somebody's struggling, they need a book bag, they need school supplies, they need clothing, guess what, you can call Pastor Harden. You can call New Destiny Triumph Ministries because we're a church without walls," said Harden.

They are also a group of people who are dedicated to helping the future of the community succeed.

"It's all of us coming together, it's the village concept where we're coming together to help our community and it works," Harden, said.  

Harden tells Fox54 they plan to have the hold the rally again next summer during the first week of August.

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