PITTSBURG --- FLAG Church adopted Westside Elementary School recently, because most of the families that attend are financially disadvantaged. The fair was held to help the school's families get some necessities, on top of having a fun time. The first stage of the adoption was in August when FLAG provided all 250 students with free backpacks, school supplies, socks and shoes. Around 600 people attended the fair today and were all very grateful for what FLAG is doing for them.
"There was a need so we wanted to meet the need and we just wanted to bless the people so we are here loving on these people that go to Westside Elementary School," says Anthony Navartnam, FLAG Youth Pastor
"You know they don't really get to do a lot and, since the church has stepped in and helped, they have helped out a lot. And the kids are having a lot of fun so we really appreciate it, it's awesome," says Tabatha Redding, Parent.
FLAG volunteers and some local businesses helped give the families free clothes, groceries, hair cuts and career guides. The fair also had bounce houses, a balloon artist, face painting, food and a lot more fun things for the kids. FLAG's youth pastor says they are looking into adopting another school in the future.