Fill the Trucks. . . with Toys!

by Katie McGraw on December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

The Salvation Army and Walmart are teaming up once again to bring presents to less fortunate children in our area.

Everyone is familiar with The Salvation Army red kettles outside many major retailers, but for the past couple of years, a new tradition has begun inside both Zanesville Walmart stores.

"But we are here for The Fill The Truck, and that’s what we really want to do,” explained Salvation Army Commanding Officer, Major Ralph Campbell. “What we want to do is, we have a truck somewhere here on the grounds, and it has been given to us by Putnam, they volunteered the truck for us, Putnam Trucking, and we would like to fill that truck with toys."

There will be two cardboard truck boxes at both of the Walmart entrances, all you have to do is drop off a toy in the box or come in and buy a toy this week and next on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and fill up the trucks with gifts.

"Walmart as you know, is open 24 hours a day, we do not close, so that will be in our lobbies GM entrance, and grocery entrance in order to keep filling the truck,” said Assistant Manager at the Walmart North, Jerry Snider. “We are going to try to stuff it this year."

Campbell says he knows it is a tough time for many but this is also a very generous community and asks for everyone to do what they can.