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‘With a little help from my friends’

July 29, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — What seemed like an insurmountable goal became one easily accomplished with joined efforts.

Whitley County’s Salvation Army has collected school supplies for area children in need for the past seven years.

Pat Mossburg, ministries coordinator, was worried that this year’s donations were going to leave many children without the needed supplies.
A drop in donations seemed to be due in part to the increasing amount of other groups launching similar missions.

“It’s not that we don’t want others to help, it just would do more good if we worked together — not against each other, competing with one another,” said Mossburg.

After an article was published in The Post & Mail Wednesday sharing the plight of Mossburg and the Salvation Army, Walmart decided to partner with the nonprofit for a common goal.

Originally, the plan to “stuff a bus” was Walmart’s way to address the school supply need in the area. However, the supplies collected will now be given to the Salvation Army for distribution.

“We are all doing the same thing,” Mossburg said. “Let’s just do it together.

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