East Chicago Salvation Army gets $5,000 Walmart grant

2012-12-20T20:15:00Z 2012-12-20T20:18:06Z East Chicago Salvation Army gets $5,000 Walmart grantTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 20, 2012 8:15 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | The Salvation Army of East Chicago is the recipient of a $5,000 grant to provide warm clothing to needy families.

The organization received the grant from Walmart, which awarded $70,000 to 14 nonprofits that provide clothing as part of its 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign, according to a news release.

The Salvation Army of East Chicago received grants along with nonprofits in New Mexico, Alabama and North Dakota.

“As temperatures drop, many people lack the resources to buy clothes to keep themselves and their families warm throughout the winter,” said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Walmart Foundation, in a statement. “The local organizations selected today are meeting this need in their communities with donations of cold-weather essentials such as socks, coats and gloves.”

In all, Walmart has given $1.5 million to 140 organizations during the campaign.

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