News 12 First at Five, August 6, 2007
AUGUSTA, GA---Little Hunter Cook is headed back to school Tuesday. He stopped by Macedonia Baptist Church for supplies and a fresh new haircut. Hunter's mom says the back to school drive means a lot to the community. "I think the kids learn a lot from it with the community coming together to help each other."
Over 600 people passed through the church Monday. The first stop was the church sanctuary to sign in and pick up a ticket. The young men got free haircuts, the young ladies got bows and accessories, and everyone got school supplies.
Program director Pam Baker says, "This is really a big thing in the community because we want children to go back to school with the supplies they need."
Not only could you get a free haircut and pick up school supplies, but you could also pick up a plate of food. Pastor Fuller says it's just his way of giving back to the community. "There's a lot of people who really can't afford to buy clothes and then get school supplies. What we want to do is be a helping hand."
One of the biggest donations came from Fort Gordon. Soldiers gave over one thousand dollars in supplies. Sergeant Jerold Poe calls Macedonia his home church and says it's the least he could do. He says, "This is one thing that's always near and dear to our heart. We always try to get involved."