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The Salvation Army Joins Forces With Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” for Kids in Need

Walmart and The Salvation Army are teaming up to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at participating Walmart’s on August 7-8, 2020.

For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. In light of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has adapted its services to ensure that children in every community can continue receiving the educational support they deserve. This year, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of more than 4,500 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. When shoppers visit Walmart on August 7-8, they can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation Army collection bins at the front of each store.

Major Bradley Caldwell, The Salvation Army Area Commander says, “Since education surpasses nearly every other endeavor in importance, these school supplies being contributed are not only helpful to young students–they are essential for future hope.”

Participating Walmart’s:

2681 CT Switzer SR Dr.

1820-A Popps Ferry Rd.

2050 Pass Rd.

3615 Sangani Blvd.

10290 D’Iberville Rd.

9350 HWY 49

1733 East Pass Rd.

1228 Old 63 S

4253 Denny Ave.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has provided more than 1,000 meals through a combination of prepared meals and food boxes, emotional and spiritual support to more than 3,300, in addition to the financial assistance, and more through our local social service programs.

Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years in an effort to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services that help them overcome poverty and economic hardships.

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign will remain in the community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to local children in need.

Needed Supplies

 

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