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

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

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 18, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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
foundation.walmart.com.

SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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