Friday, August 6, 2010

Goal met!

Charles Young and Bayside Community Church finished their quest for 1,000 backpacks with a rush.

At 3 p.m. Thursday, Young, sitting 40-feet in the air in a cherry picker, got his 1,000th backpack.

That spared him from another 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. shift today. In all, he spent 3 1/2 days 18 hours up in the air.

The church will distribute those backpacks later this month to disadvantaged children from Oakridge Apartments in Palmetto, and students who attend Oneco Elementary School and Pace Center for Girls.

The backpacks are still arriving. Just how much the church surpassed its goal has not yet been calculated.

Good work for all who helped out, and especially to Charles who really got out of his comfort zone.


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