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Walmart Supports The Salvation Army Once Again for Jingle in July

Anchorage, AK – To continue ‘Doing the Most Good’ and help people ‘Live Better’, The Salvation Army Alaska Division and participating Walmart locations in Alaska will once again ‘ring the bell’ every Friday and Saturday during the month of July from 12 – 7 PM.

Funds raised during the bell ringing weekends will go towards helping Alaskans in need through the various local community programs and services managed by The Salvation Army. Because need has no season, The Salvation Army and Walmart have come together to help continue to provide support to our community members in need.

Through red kettle fundraising, The Salvation Army is able to help Alaskans with meals, shelter, clothing, school supplies, emergency and rehabilitation services year-round.

“Walmart store managers in Alaska were so enthusiastic last year to help out and staff did such a great job bell ringing, that we can’t wait to tip the scales and join forces once again to do more good this year,” said Major John Brackenbury, The Salvation Army Alaska Divisional Commander.

“Walmart believes in saving people money, so they can live better. We also believe in helping people live their best life – and so does The Salvation Army Alaska Division, which is helping people live better through their services.

Our Jingle in July efforts demonstrate our commitment to support Alaskan’s seeking better lives,” stated Brad Spitz, Walmart Market Manager for Alaska.

If you hear the iconic ring of the bell this July, just know that your monetary support will help those who need it most.

Participating Alaska Walmart locations:

  • 3101 A Street, 99503 (Midtown Anchorage)
  • 8900 Old Seward Highway, 99515 (South Anchorage)
  • 7405 Debarr Road, 99504 (East Anchorage)
  • Eagle River - 18600 Eagle River Road, 99577
  • Fairbanks - 537 Johansen Expy., 99701
  • Kenai - 10096 Kenai Spur Highway, 99611
  • Ketchikan - 4230 Don King Road, 99901
  • Kodiak - 2911 Mill Bay Road, 99615
  • Wasilla - 1350 S Seward Meridian Pkwy., 99654
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The Salvation Army, an evangelic part of the universal Christian church, supports those in need in His name without discrimination, offering spiritual encouragement and basic services to meet the needs of Alaskans in 18 communities. The Salvation Army has been caring for mind, body, spirit and soul of individuals, children and families in Alaska since 1898. In 2018, The Salvation Army served 347,439 meals, provided 71,175 bed nights, 22,740 toys and gifts and more than 20,620 clothing items helping more than 4,000 Alaskans monthly. For more information, please visit alaska.salvationarmy.org.

Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under nearly 60 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. In Alaska, we serve customers at 9 retail units and online through Walmart.com. We are proud to employ more than 2,000 associates in Alaska. Walmart supports local businesses, spending $76.9 million with Alaska suppliers in FY17, which supported 2,947 supplier jobs. Learn more at the Walmart Today blog, and our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram channels.