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Walmart Gives $187,500 to 15 Nonprofits Providing Shelter on the Ninth Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from Alaska, California, Delaware, Indiana, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and West Virginia


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Walmart Gives $187,500 to 15 Nonprofits Providing Shelter on the Ninth<br /> Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign

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BENTONVILLE,
Arkansas, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/
— On the ninth day of its “12 Days of Giving” holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $187,500 to 15 nonprofits that provide
shelter and support to men, women and children in need. One of the winning
organizations, Families by Choice, serves its community with transitional
shelters and a new program that provides lifetime living for mentally
handicapped adults who have been abused or abandoned by their family and are
not eligible for state programs.

 

 

Over
twelve consecutive days, Walmart will award a total
of $1.5 million to 140 organizations across the country that are providing
basic needs and services such as food, shelter, clothing and medical care.
Organizations receiving grants today are featured on Walmart’s
Live Better tab on Facebook. The organizations serve
communities in: Alaska, California,
Delaware, Indiana,
Montana, North Carolina,
Oregon, Rhode Island,
South Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas, Washington
and West Virginia.

 

“For
some, ‘home for holidays’ just isn’t possible. In fact, more than 600,000
people across the U.S.
are currently homeless,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Walmart
supports the essential work of local nonprofit organizations that provide
shelter to men, women and children in need. We hope these grants will help give
more people a safe, warm place to rest.”

 

Walmart’s November call for submissions resulted in more than 21,677
nominations from Facebook users who submitted
descriptions of each nonprofit’s impact in its local community. Submissions
were initially reviewed by Walmart associates from
across the company and then a panel from the Walmart
Foundation selected the winning organizations.

 

The
organizations being spotlighted today for “Providing Shelter”
include:

 

 

 

Nonprofit Name

City

State

Grant Amount

 

Children’s Inn

Sioux Falls

SD

$12,500

 

Eli Home

Anaheim

CA

$12,500

 

Eugene Mission

Eugene

OR

$12,500

 

Families by Choice

Terre Haute

IN

$12,500

 

Fentress County
Children’s Center

Jamestown

TN

$12,500

 

Hearts of the Sacred Spirit

Newark

DE

$12,500

 

Oroville Rescue Mission

Oroville

CA

$12,500

 

Portland Rescue Mission

Portland

OR

$12,500

 

Pressley Ridge Grant
Gardens

Ona

WV

$12,500

 

Rhode Island Family Shelter

Warwick

RI

$12,500

 

Rod’s House

Yakima

WA

$12,500

 

San Antonio Children’s Shelter

San Antonio

TX

$12,500

 

Tabitha Ministries

Summerfield

NC

$12,500

 

Watson Children’s Shelter

Missoula

MT

$12,500

 

Wellspring Revival Ministries

Fairbanks

AK

$12,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation
are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By
operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart
is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and
make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief
and Nutrition, Sustainability, Workforce Opportunity and Women’s Economic
Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States
with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. To date, Walmart
has donated more than 1 billion pounds of food to those in need across the
country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit
http://foundation.walmart.com
.

 

SOURCE  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Walmart Gives $187,500 to 15 Nonprofits Providing Shelter on the Ninth Day of “12 Days of Giving” Holiday Campaign