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Walmart DC 6097 in London donates $5,000 to PRIDE

Greg Byrd and Mark Davis

Greg Byrd, Human Resource Manager, Walmart Distribution Center 6097, presented a $5,000 donation to Mark Davis of PRIDE.

Walmart Distribution Center 6097, which is located in London, recently donated $5,000 to PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education efforts in southern and eastern Kentucky.

The donation was a monetary match for hours volunteered by the distribution center’s associates during the 2012 PRIDE Spring Cleanup.

During the Spring Cleanup Kick-Off, 27 Walmart DC associates volunteered for a total of 135 hours to pick up roadside litter near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

At the Laurel Lake Cleanup, 29 associates volunteered 174 hours. The distribution center rented two pontoons to take them out on the lake to pick up trash, and several associates brought their own boats.

“We are grateful for both the $5,000 donated by the Walmart Distribution Center and for the hours volunteered by its associates,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson.

“The volunteers already made a difference by creating a cleaner, healthier environment, and this donation will build on their good work by supporting more cleanup efforts in this area,” she said.

“When good corporate citizens step up, like the Walmart Distribution Center has done in this case, then the entire community benefits,” Wilson added. “It is the best possible scenario for a community when its businesses support local service projects and encourage employees to do the same.”

If you are interested in making a donation to support the 2013 PRIDE Spring Cleanup, please call Tammie Wilson at the PRIDE offie at 888.577.4339 (toll free).

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