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Walmart, Salvation Army team up for ‘Stuff the Bus’

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 Friday through Sunday at Walmart’s Vicksburg location.

For children 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 children in every community can continue receiving the educational support they deserve.

This year, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Vicksburg is one of more than 4,500 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. When shoppers visit Walmart between Friday and Sunday, they can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation Army collection bins at the front of the store.

“There are some children in our community whose parents will have to make the tough choice between school supplies, groceries, the electric bill or insurance. We anticipate this number will increase significantly this year due to the novel coronavirus,” said Maj. Janna Torgerson, the Salvation Army of Vicksburg Corps Officer. 

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

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Salvation Army has provided more than 65 million meals through a combination of prepared meals and food boxes, 1.45 million nights of safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support to more than 778,000 people, in addition to the financial assistance, hygiene kits, and youth programs the organization provides in almost every zip code in America.

To continue supporting The Salvation Army during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit SalvationArmyALM.org/give. To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, contact Major Janna Torgerson at 601-456-4444.