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Walmart Truck Drivers Raise $1,573 for Beaver Dam High School

Oct 19, 2015 05:58PM ● Published by Jim

Pictured (L-R) Tim Kelly, Wal-Mart Transportation, Mark DiStefano, High School Principal, Jim Jansen, Wal-Mart General Transportation Manager.

BY: Beaver Dam Unified School District - Beaver Dam, WI

The Beaver Dam transportation office has chosen Beaver Dam High School to receive a $1,573 donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart are already among the safest drivers in the country. They drove extra carefully during the week from August 8 through August 14, 2015. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.

The Walmart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Walmart 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 this year’s program, Walmart transportation offices nationwide raised more than $133,000 to give to schools in their communities.

“This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country,” said Jim Jansen, General Transportation Manager at the Beaver Dam 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.””

Walmart’s Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 11,000 associates, including nearly 7,600 drivers, supporting more than 5,200 Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S..

About Philanthropy at Walmart:

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts that align with the company’s core business strengths. 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, Career 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 and the Walmart Foundation have 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. 

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