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Walmart Truck Drivers Raise $1,000 for
Smiths Station, Al, November 9, 2016 – The Opelika Transportation office has chosen Glenwood School to receive a $1,000 donation as part of Wal-mart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Wal-mart – already among the safest drivers in the country – drove extra carefully during the week from August 9 through August 15, 2016. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Wal-mart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.
The Wal-mart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Wal-mart transportation office. A school in the home region of each transportation office will receive at least $1,000 and as much as $5,000, based on the safety performance of local drivers. During last year’s program, Wal-mart transportation offices nationwide contributed over $133,000 to schools in their communities.
“This is just one of the many ways Wal-mart supports education across the country,” said Keith Windham, General Transportation Manager at the Opelika Walmart distribution center. “It’s also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This program serves as a great reminder to each of us that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and school children.”
Wal-mart’s Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 11,000 associates, including 7,400 drivers, support more than 4,400 Wal-mart and Sam’s Club locations in the U.S..
About Philanthropy at Walmart
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org.
Pictured below is General Transportation Manager Keith Windham, Glenwood Headmaster, Frankie Mitchum and Private Fleet Office Manager, Michele Free.
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