Love, prayers and backpacks

Pastor Paul Bernard, left, along with Len and Barbara Tharpe pause for a moment as they finish loading up the last of 90 backpacks full of school supplies that they planned to deliver to the Vineyard City Church and Living Hope Compassion Ministries in Redding on Aug. 9 for students affected by the Carr Fire. ‘Pastor Paul’ thanked the community and the Lake Almanor Community Church congregation for their generosity and said, “These backpacks are just a token of the love and prayers that travel along with them from Lake Almanor.” Photo Submitted