|The Salvation Army Teams Up With Walmart To 'Stuff the Bus'|
Covington, VA (July 30, 2021) - Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the â€śStuff the Busâ€ť campaign event. The supplies will be collected from Friday till Sunday, August 6-8 the Covington Walmart. There will be a collection bin at each entrance.
Major George Hackbarth says, â€śBy donating school supplies for a child in need, youâ€™re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year, and helping set the right tone for these kids as they head back to school. Itâ€™s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year. Local families, will be able to confidently send their children off to their first day of school knowing they are equipped with the tools to have a positive school year.â€ť
Monetary donations can be sent to The Salvation Army, 115 S. Lexington Ave. Covington. Please indicate "stuff the bus" in the memo line of a check. For more information visit our Facebook page: The Salvation Army Covington VA
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.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of â€śAmericaâ€™s Favorite Charitiesâ€ť by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the countryâ€™s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.