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Central Elementary receives $1,070 Wal-Mart donation

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Wal-Mart transportation office in Greencastle has chosen Central Elementary School to receive a $1,070.37 donation through its program called "Safe Miles Invested in Local Education."

The program has a joint objective of safe driving and money for schools during the period of time leading up to the start of a new school year for millions of students across the country.

Wal-Mart's Private Fleet truck drivers are among the safest professional drivers in the country. During the week of Aug. 11-17 the Wal-Mart Foundation will make a financial contribution to a local school for each accident-free mile driven by each of the company's 7,200 tractor-trailer drivers. During last year's program, Wal-Mart transportation offices nationwide contributed more than $130,000 to schools in their communities.

"Safe Miles Invested in Local Education is just one of the many ways Wal-Mart supports education across the country," said Jason Lukenbill, General Transportation Manger at the Greencastle Wal-Mart 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 busses and children."

Wal-Mart's Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States with 11,000 associates including more than 7,200 drivers. Wal-Mart Transportation supports more than 4,500 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations in the United States.

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Another example of our local Wal-mart doing good work in our community; I think they have a monthly fund to help the needs of each store's town. I whole-heartily approve and am grateful!

-- Posted by alfr1 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 10:26 AM

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