Salvation Army Teams Up With Walmart for Food and Fan Drive
By Press Release
Augusta, GA -
The Salvation Army of Augusta is partnering with area Walmarts for its "Cans, Fans, and Bottled Water" drive.
Donations will be collected Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 from 10am - 6pm at the new Walmart on Wrightsboro Road. The first five patrons to donate fans both days will receive a free one-day pass to the Kroc Center.
Accepted donations include canned goods, electric fans, and bottled water that will be used for individuals and families in need in the Augusta area this summer.
“No one enjoys the oppressive heat of Augusta summers,” said Major Tony Perez, Salvation Army Area Commander, “and we are excited to partner with Walmart to bring relief to so many people.”
The drive is being held in conjunction with the 61 st Annual National Salvation Army Week, a tradition instituted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.
The “Cans, Fans, and Bottled Water”drive will continue through mid-June at various Walmart locations across the CSRA. Kroc Center free one-day passes will be given each day to the first 5 patrons who donate a fan. During this time, Salvation Army representatives will be on-site to accept donations from 10am - 6pm on the following days and locations:
May 16 & 17: 3338 Wrightsboro Rd.
May 22 & 23: 1201 Knox Ave, North Augusta
June 13 & 14: 260 Bobby Jones Expy.
Donations are also accepted at any Salvation Army location, including the Kroc Center, Center of Hope, First Stop Center, and Family Stores. For more information, contact the Center of Hope at (706) 826-7933, or visit online.