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‘Stuff the Bus’ at Gloucester Walmart this weekend

Walmart and the Salvation Army are teaming up to provide new school supplies to children in need in Gloucester and Mathews counties during a “Stuff the Bus” campaign event Friday through Sunday at the Gloucester Walmart.When shoppers visit Walmart on those days, they can purchase and drop off requested items at the Salvation Army collection bins in front of the store.

“There are many children in Gloucester and Mathews counties whose parents will have to make the tough choice between school supplies, groceries, the electric bill or insurance,” said Nicole Watson, case manager for the Salvation Army’s Gloucester Service Center. “We anticipate this number will increase significantly this year due to the novel coronavirus.”

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 additi...

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