Salvation Army to host rally to reconnect fathers with children

Salvation Army to host rally to reconnect fathers with children

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Salvation Army will host a rally to help reconnect many dads with their children.

Fathers are encouraged to take their children back to school Thursday. The Salvation Army of Laurel hopes it will see many dads drive or walk their kids for their first day back. The rally, "Dads take your kids back to school," is organized to reconnect families and build a better relationship between fathers and their children.

"We want to make sure that the families stay together," Captain Bert Lind said. "A lot of times, in past experience, I see how hard a single mom works and we just need the dads to be involved in their children's lives and this is an opportunity that we get to just encourage that."

The captains will be at Oak Park Elementary School Thursday greeting the parents.

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