The Salvation Army announces Fill The Truck event


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Posted Online: Dec. 06, 2012, 2:28 pm
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Press release submitted by The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities


The Salvation Army announces FILL THE TRUCK (with Toys) Event in Partnership with Walmart

Saturday, December 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Quad Cities, USA: The Angel Tree toy collection is off to a very very slow start this year. More needy families have completed applications than last year, and not nearly enough toys are being donated to fill the need.

A Special Salvation Army FILL THE TRUCK Event will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at all four area Walmarts.
The Salvation Army is depending on this additional event will make the donation of a toy as easy as possible for the donors.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army, states that "Every child in our community should wake up Christmas morning to a new toy, and at this rate there will be a lot of children who will think Santa decided they were bad!"

Last year, thousands of toys were displayed at The Salvation Army's Toy Shop on the Christmas Assistance distribution days. Parents or guardians were able to find the toys that would suit their children. The new Toy Shop style distribution has helped The Salvation Army make sure EVERY child receives a toy. For more information on how to give a gift, please find the Angel Tree at an area Walmarts or either of the Malls. If you are interested in becoming a Toy Shop Escort, please go to www.ringbells.org for easy sign-up.

Any way you can get help or get involved will make your own Christmas even brighter.


















 



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