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Walmart and Salvation Army’s ‘Fill the Truck’ Toy Drive to deliver gifts to Children

Select Walmart stores and The Salvation Army will host the Second Annual Fill the Truck Toy Drive, which will bring hundreds of toys to children across the area.

The Fill the Truck Toy Drive will take place Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1125 Shreveport-Barksdale location.

Walmart customers can drop off new, unwrapped toys to the truck that will be parked in Walmart parking lots.

The Fill the Truck toy drive is part of Walmart’s more than 40-year partnership with The Salvation Army. In addition, Walmart stores will host The Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24, 2013. All donations made to the red kettles remain in the local communities in which they are collected, and will help The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, shelter, financial assistance and other services.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org, or to Facebook at facebook.com/The Salvation Army Shreveport

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