Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Helping Communities Recover from Disaster on the Eighth Day of "12 Days of Giving"

   Walmart Gives $150,000 to 10 Nonprofits Helping Communities Recover from
      Disaster on the Eighth Day of "12 Days of Giving" Holiday Campaign

Walmart awards grants to organizations from Arkansas, California, Michigan,
Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota and Virginia

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eighth day of its "12
Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart is awarding $150,000 to 10
nonprofits that are helping individuals and families get back on their feet
after natural disasters. One of the winning organizations, Island Harvest, is
a food bank serving Long Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane
Sandy. Following the storm, the organization immediately came to the rescue by
visiting hard hit neighborhoods and delivering food and supplies.

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: Arkansas, California, Michigan,
Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota and Virginia.

"While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term,
the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term," said Sylvia Mathews
Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. "With these grants, we want to
help brighten the holidays for those communities who are still working to
rebuild."

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 "Helping Communities Rebuild"
include:

Nonprofit Name               City          State Grant Amount
Center for Food Action       Mahwah        NJ    $15,000.00
Craftsmen for Christ         Yuba City     CA    $15,000.00
Food Bank for New York City  New York      NY    $15,000.00
Island Harvest               Mineola       NY    $15,000.00
Mercy Chefs                  Portsmouth    VA    $15,000.00
NJ Salvation Army            Union         NJ    $15,000.00
Operation BBQ Relief         Pleasant Hill MO    $15,000.00
Ottawa County Red Cross      Holland       MI    $15,000.00
Recovery Warehouse           Minot         ND    $15,000.00
The Cobblestone Project Farm Bentonville   AR    $15,000.00

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
foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Website: http://walmartstores.com
Contact: CONTACT: Tara Raddohl, Walmart, 1-800-331-0085,
news.walmart.com/reporter
 
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