On August 23, 2014, MERCYWORLDWIDE hosted our 3rd annual Backpack Festival in Palmdale, California. We had a total attendance of over 380 people at this fantastic event. It was a collaborative community event as Fletchers Fire Protection, Pete Night High School Track team, and Palmdale Moose Lodge all had a part in making this event a success. Over 255 Backpacks were donated to students ranging from 1st to 12th grade. The local non-profit Pure and Simple also donated new boots to every girl that attended and two tablets were donated as a prize to two high-school students at the festival.