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Salvation Army seeks volunteers for upcoming toy drive

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 17:54:57-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The holidays are right around the corner and so are toy drives for families who might not have the means to give gifts to their children otherwise. To help, the Salvation Army is holding a toy drive and says they need volunteers

From their release:

The Salvation Army is collaborating with Walmart on a nationwide Toy Drive that is set for Saturday, Nov. 9. It will be held at Walmart stores around America—including 11 here in the metro area.

The drive will go from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, and is dedicated to helping children in need. As part of this event, Walmart is also giving The Salvation Army the opportunity to “ring the bells” at its iconic red kettles, so we will be both collecting toys and ringing bells at kettles at participating locations on that day. (Volunteers who sign up may end up doing one or the other.)

We are now seeking volunteers for the Toy Drive; they are needed at each of the following stores:

· 3201 Manawa Center Dr. in Council Bluffs

· 1800 N. 16th St. in Council Bluffs

· 10504 S. 15th St. in Bellevue

· 11350 Wickersham Blvd. in Gretna

· 16960 W. Maple Rd. in Omaha

· 12850 L St. in Omaha

· 6304 N. 99th St. in Omaha

· 5018 Ames Ave. in Omaha

· 18201 Wright St. in Omaha

· 1606 S. 72nd St. in Omaha

· 8525 S. 71st Plz. in Papillion

This is a great volunteering opportunity for both individuals and groups. People interested in volunteering for the Toy Drive can sign up by going to salarmyvolunteers.com.

Toys collected during the drive will be distributed at our Toyland events in December at our Council Bluffs and Omaha-area corps.