Salvation Army distributes backpacks for Black Hills students

The Salvation Army of the Black Hills will distribute book bags Aug. 24-25
Published: Aug. 22, 2020 at 5:40 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - It’s that time of year again when parents head to the store and stock up on school supplies, but it can be pricey.

For families who need school supplies, the Salvation Army holds its Stuff the Bus Program.

Happening now at 405 N Cherry! Please bring your documentation - we will be here while supplies last!

Posted by The Salvation Army of the Black Hills on Monday, August 24, 2020

But due to the pandemic, it took a turn and went virtual, which allowed people to donate school supplies online.

Now, more than 400 book bags are packed with supplies for school-aged children.

The distribution will occur in Rapid City at 9 a.m. Aug. 24 the 24 at 405 N. Cherry Ave. Another distribution will start at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 in Spearfish at 320 Ryan Rd.

“We have backpacks with different supplies based on your grade level. And you know with the pandemic we’ve been seeing a lot of different people reaching out for help. People that maybe never needed help before. So are criteria is just that you’re in need and your child needs school supplies,” says the director for special services for the Salvation Army of the Black Hills, Kelsie Moreno.

When parents or guardians come to the distribution site, they should have a photo ID and some type of proof of the child’s age.

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