Wal-Mart gives $2,500 to the new hospital



Wal-Mart donated $2,500 to The Memorial Hospital Foundation on Thursday morning. Above are Polly Kennedy, center left, and Lou Groff, center right, of Wal-Mart, giving the check to Eva Peroulis, left, and Vicki Gutierrez, right, of the hospital.

The Memorial Hospital Foundation was awarded a $2,500 donation from the Craig Wal-Mart store.

Wal-Mart's Corporate Giving and Foundation's mission is to "strive to improve the quality of life for our associates, customers and communities through financial contributions."

Wal-Mart's community involvement program is based on the philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally.

"The Foundation is so excited to have the support of yet another community partner," TMH Foundation Board Chair Vicki Gutierrez said. "Every donation like this helps us to be one step closer to realizing our vision of a new hospital."

The grant was submitted through local associates, Polly Kennedy, HR manager, and Lou Groff, store manager.

"Wal-Mart is happy to contribute to the new hospital," Kennedy said.

"Wal-Mart wants to assist in community projects, and we are happy we can contribute locally," Groff said.

"Receiving this funding is an incredible statement about the kind of support that is behind this critical replacement hospital project," TMH chief executive officer George Rohrich said. "Providing first-class health care is a priority for TMH."

To date, The Memorial Hospital Foundation has $908,000 in investments. All of its funding is from private donations pledged during the 2005 capital campaign and current contributions.

"The support of this community has been tremendous in reaching our goals," Foundation Coordinator Eva Peroulis said. "We appreciate Wal-Mart's community-involvement efforts."

If anyone would like to make a donation and have his or her name printed on the "Donor Recognition Wall" of the new hospital, call Peroulis at 826-2424.


spencer 8 years, 10 months ago

Don't get me wrong. I think it's a wonderful gift and gesture, but just because WalMart constructs a façade of social work doesn't mean they should be looked at any different, much less get away with saturating mom and pop stores to oblivion, actively opposing affordable health care, jeopardizing national security (they fought efforts in Congress to tighten U.S. port security, arguing that "examining all containers, of even a fixed percentage of them, could impede shipping and boost costs), and deny workers the right to unionise (1st amendment, right of assembly anyone?).

Don't let them get away with it, vote in the corporate hall of shame today: http://www.stopcorporateabusenow.org/campaign/hall_of_shame_2008?source=hos08ms


50cal 8 years, 10 months ago

what mom and pop went out of business? first ammendment is for the people not private industry.


grannyrett 8 years, 10 months ago

spencer-Wal-Mart does a lot of good things. Giving a donation to the hospital is just the tip of the iceberg. I have worked at many jobs that don't offer any health care at all. No one put them down. What mom and pop store in Craig went out of business because Wal-Mart came to Craig? I haven't seen any. As a matter of fact, there are many new businesses going up. Wal-Mart was one of the biggest donors to help the people in southern California last year during the wildfires. Wal-Mart makes huge donations to the Make a Wish Foundation to help terminally ill children and their families. As far as unions go-many people that work through unions wouldn't if they had that option. Why don't you put down every business in Craig that is not unionized? Can you list them all? Wal-Mart is a business. A very successful business. If you don't like it, don't go there. They won't miss you.


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