FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A Fort Wayne family has turned a tragedy into a blessing for people in need.
Friday marks the 7th annual delivery of Backpacks of Hope at the Rescue Mission, which is a program that helps out the homeless community.
Shelley Septer, the mother of the late John “Zachery” Septer, started the program as a way to continue her son’s legacy of caring for people.
More than 700 backpacks filled with essentials like hats, gloves, socks, blankets and hygiene items will be handed out to anyone in need Friday at the Rescue mission from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The support of the community, churches and businesses makes it possible for the event to happen every year.