Wal-Mart Distribution Center workers lend a helping hand

posted Dec 21, 2018, 3:46 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 3:46 PM ]
So far this school year 203 district students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade have been identified as displaced. They receive assistance through the district's H.A.N.D.S. program for homeless, displaced, and mobile students.

Upon learning of the large number of students in need, employees of the Transportation Department of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center decided to lend a helping hand. As a holiday project they donated blankets, sleeping bags, sheet sets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, teeth flossers, hair brushes, combs and hair picks, lotion, lip balm, hygiene wipes, pencils, pens, highlighters, glue sticks, scissors, shampoos, conditioners, feminine hygiene products, bath soaps and body washes, razors, snacks, laundry detergent, towels, and wash cloths.

The company's dispatch office pitched in with truck drivers to collect the items. Kristina Taylor, Safety Coordinator at Wal-Mart Transportation 7815, stated the drivers have the biggest hearts and wanted to help the students.

The district appreciates their holiday spirit and compassion which will benefit some of its most vulnerable students.
Kristina Taylor is flanked by other Wal-Mart Transportation 7815 employees who delivered items for the district's homeless, displaced, and mobile students.