Still time to ‘Fill the Truck’


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - West Jefferson Walmart store manager Rusty Evans (left) and Bob Phipps of the Marine Corps League High Country Detachment #1389 are helping lead the efforts to provide clothes and toys for the less fortunate children during this holiday season.


WEST JEFFERSON — In the spirit of giving and sharing for the holidays, many children will appreciate the gifts that are currently being collected at Walmart in West Jefferson.

The Fill the Truck fundraiser takes place in partnership between the Marine Corps League High Country Detachment #1389 and Walmart. The store currently has a box set up inside at the door for patrons to supply donated items, everything from clothing to basketballs and toys, for underprivileged children in Ashe County.

“We have done this for two or three years now and what we do is get donations for kids from about three-years-old up to 15,” said Bob Phipps, a member of the Marine Corps League. “We’ll probably be doing this until about the second week of December.”

Phipps said Walmart also helps out by supplying the boxes for donations to be left in.

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Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post – West Jefferson Walmart store manager Rusty Evans (left) and Bob Phipps of the Marine Corps League High Country Detachment #1389 are helping lead the efforts to provide clothes and toys for the less fortunate children during this holiday season.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Walmart-pic.jpgNathan Ham | Jefferson Post – West Jefferson Walmart store manager Rusty Evans (left) and Bob Phipps of the Marine Corps League High Country Detachment #1389 are helping lead the efforts to provide clothes and toys for the less fortunate children during this holiday season.

By Nathan Ham

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