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LOCAL SAVANNAH SALVATION ARMY TEAMS UP WITH WALMART TO “STUFF THE BUS” AS CHILDREN IN NEED GO BACK TO SCHOOL


LFPR - July 30, 2019 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA– July 30, 2019 –Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies for Savannah’s local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event, taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Walmart, 1955 E. Montgomery Cross Rd.

As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event is a first for Savannah as it joins nearly 3,000 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. In-store shoppers on Aug. 3 will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they must do to participate is purchase and drop off requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins located at the front of each store.

“At The Salvation Army, it is of the utmost importance for us to aid families in any way we can,” said Major Paul Egan of Savannah’s Salvation Army. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you’re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year and the stress of not being able to afford essential supplies as younger members of the family head back to school. It’s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year.”

For those unable to make it to the store that day, there is a searchable online registry with all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase. To donate online, please visit  www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=07837d84-c473-4b8d-8c8b-55317249107b.

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, helping them overcome poverty and economic hardships.

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

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in Savannah provides assistance to individuals and families by offering services in adult rehabilitation, basic needs, emergency disaster services, emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services, hunger relief, and youth services.

For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit https://salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah/ or call 912-651-7420.

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