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Helena Salvation Army and Walmart partner for Stuff the Bus

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 20:17:03-04

HELENA — The Salvation Army Joins and Walmart are teaming up to “Stuff the Bus” for Kids in Need.

From August 7-9, school supplies can be donated at the Helena Walmart through contactless drop off bins.

The bins have been placed at the entrances of the store along with lists of suggested items.

Once collected the school supplies will then be distributed to families who may be struggling during the pandemic.

“We know that every year there are dozens of children in Helena whose parents will have to make the tough choice between school supplies, groceries, the electric bill or insurance,” said Major Phil Smith from The Salvation Army. “We anticipate this number will increase significantly this year due to the novel coronavirus and The Salvation Army wants to be part of the solution for these families.”

All donations made at the “Stuff the Bus” event will remain in the community.

Joe Wojton, Helena Salvation Army Disaster Services coordinator, encourages anyone who may be struggling to reach out for assistance.

“There are always kids that fall through the cracks,” said Wojton. “Especially with COVID and so many people being out of work, just returning to work and living paycheck to paycheck, more than ever before it’s important that we all join together to provide these resources for kids.”

More information about all of the services the Helena Salvation Army proves to the community can be found here.