Charlie Moran, manager of the Wiggins Walmart (left), gives a check for $75,000 to Hattiesburg Salvation Army Capt. Andy Gilliam Tuesday morning.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
The Walmart Foundation has given $75,000 to the Salvation Army in Hattiesburg.
The money will be used to purchase nutritious food for needy families in the local area.
After a check presentation Tuesday morning, Walmart provided breakfast for the staff and some shelter residents at the Salvation Army.
"This partnership with Walmart goes back many years," said Capt. Andy Gilliam, commanding officer of the Salvation Army in Hattiesburg. "They've been so gracious to the (Salvation) Army, year after year and have helped us out in numerous ways. This is just another wonderful example," he said.
"We're committed to helping in the community and the Salvation Army is a great organization that does that also, so we're very grateful to work with them on the donations," said Charlie Moran, manager of the Wiggins Walmart, who also made the donation on behalf of the Walmart Foundation.
Walmart's "Mississippi State Giving" program made $12 million in donations to worthy causes in the state in the last year.