Walmart Joins the Angels

12/31/12

Soldiers' Angels is proud and very excited to announce that we have received a $10,000 grant from Walmart for use in Angel operations. The money will be applied to any Soldiers' Angels support activities in Vermont, especially Project Valour-IT and financial assistance for struggling families.

In November, Walmart announced a "12 Days of Giving" holiday campaign to award nonprofits across the country a total of $1.5 million in grants. Facebook users nominated charities impacting their local communities and Walmart associates narrowed the field before final selections were made by Walmart Foundation.

"We are so honored to receive this recognition from Walmart and will put their gift to great use in support of America's heroes in Vermont," said Patti-Patton Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels. "From day one of the war on terrorism, Walmart has stood and supported our troops. Unwavering in their efforts, they exemplify the American Spirit and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts."

Over twelve consecutive days, Walmart provided grants to 140 different organizations helping people in their communities meet basic needs. On the sixth day of its "12 Days of Giving" holiday campaign, Walmart announced the 11 military support nonprofits who would receive $10,000 each, including Soldiers' Angels Vermont. Winning organizations were featured on Walmart's Facebook page.

"We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to those who serve or have served in our country's military, as well as to the families of those individuals." said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation. "Whether protecting our freedoms in foreign fields or making contributions here at home, the value these men and women bring to the American workforce and our way of life is beyond measure. We are truly honored to provide grants this holiday season to local organizations that support our military and veterans."

Soldiers' Angels Vermont in Williston was selected out of more than 21,000 initial nominations.