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.