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Morrie's Automotive donates 6,300 backpacks and $25,000 to The Salvation Army

Morrie’s Automotive donates 6,340 backpacks, plus $25k (video)

Added on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Roseville, Minn. – For the fourth year in a row, Morrie’s Automotive Group  donated thousands of backpacks, plus $25,000 for school supplies to The Salvation Army.

Child choosing a backpackThis year, Morrie’s customers donated 6,340 new backpacks, far exceeding their goal of 5,000.

“We were amazed,” said Ben Robertaccio, marketing director for Morrie’s Automotive Group. “Our employees really championed this drive, and our customers would come in with not one, but three or four or five, really nice new backpacks.”

Kids choosing school suppliesMorrie’s Automotive staff arrived at The Salvation Army with vans loaded with new backpacks, which they helped unpack. Students from Salvation Army day camp programs were there to choose a new backpack and fill them with school supplies.

“Thank you so much to Morrie’s Automotive staff and customers,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “You will never know how your generosity may impact the life of a child. These gifts will help our kids go back to school prepared to focus and learn, not worried about how they will afford the school supplies they need.”

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Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year we serve 187,000 people in the metro area, providing food for 1,000 meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.