The Salvation Army of Rome wants to ensure that local students in need have school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. The organization teamed with Walmart stores this past weekend to accept donations of school supplies from concerned citizens.
The 2020 “Stuff the Bus” effort was a little different than in years past, due to challenges presented by coronavirus, asserts Lieutenant Tim Blevins with the Salvation Army of Rome. A lack of face-to-face contact this year might have led to a decrease in donations, though Blevins was still pleased with results of the campaign.
The supplies were distributed on a drive-thru basis to Floyd County students on Tuesday. “Stuff the Bus” campaigns have additionally been conducted in Polk and Chattooga Counties.