- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The Salvation Army is adding a custom vehicle to its fleet that will be used for philanthropic outreach in the Detroit area.

A Monday unveiling is planned for “Harrison,” the Jr. Bed & Bread Truck, at Mark Twain School for Scholars in Detroit. The custom body over a Ford Transit Connect van makes it look like an animated character created by Detroit radio personality Dick Purtan.

The truck will have multiple uses, including educating people about support available through the organization’s Bed & Bread program. It also will visit schools and organizations to promote philanthropy and volunteerism while encouraging donations.

The Jr. Bed & Bread program is a part of the broader Bed & Bread effort, which serves more than 1.5 million meals and provides 183,000 nights of shelter annually.


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