Back-to-school events provide supplies for families in need

Volunteer Phyllis Chesnutt, left, helps Brandon Wright pick out school supplies in the Farrow Family Community Corner at the Samaritan Center.

An unemployed single mother of two does the best she can to make ends meet for her son and daughter, but sometimes she needs help.

With less than a month before the Hamilton County school year begins on Aug. 8, the Samaritan Center has come to the rescue.

Dates to remember

› Today-Sunday, July 27-29: Tax-Free Weekend in Tennessee› Saturday, July 28: Back to School Bash, 9 a.m.-noon, Destiny Church, 3801 Brainerd Road. To contribute or for more information, call Portia Cook at 423-405-4332.› Saturday, July 28: Back to School Community Cookout, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by Glass Farm Block Leaders at 3001 N. Chamberlain Ave.› Saturday, Aug. 4: Rock the Block, 11 a.m.-2