HASTINGS – The Hastings Salvation Army will be giving away school supplies for those who need them or can’t afford them starting today and going through Friday.
You have to fill out a simple one page application before receiving the supplies. These supplies are for kids in kindergarten all the way through high school. The drive will run from 8:30am to 11:30am and then 1:00pm to 4:30pm.
Major Dale Brandenburg of the Salvation Army says they couldn’t have done this without help.
We are blessed. We have a couple of organizations that give us grants that we go and buy school supplies with. We partner with Catholic Social Services. And they do school supplies during the year. School drives and we do drives. And this year we haven’t even had time with everything else going on. We haven’t even advertised for school supplies and people, still, have been dropping by and say, “hey we haven’t heard anything but we know you guys do school supplies.” People know that we need them and they’re bringing them by. And so we’re hoping by today, we have everything ready to go and we’re ready to hand them out.
The application process takes 15 to 30 minutes and you can pick up the school supplies and fill out the application at the Hastings Salvation Army which is located at 400 South Burlington Avenue.