The New Albany transportation office has chosen New Albany High School to receive a $1,000 Walmart donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart – already among the safest drivers in the country – drove extra carefully during the week from July 22 through July 28, 2017. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.
The Walmart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Walmart transportation office. A school in the home region of each transportation office will receive at least $1,000 and as much as $5,000, based on the safety performance of local drivers. During this year’s program, Walmart Transportation offices nationwide contributed over $148,000 to schools in their communities.
“This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country,” said David Simmons, general transportation manager at the New Albany Walmart distribution center. “It’s also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This Walmart donation program serves as a great reminder to each of us that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and school children.”
Walmart’s Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 72 offices, including 8,300 drivers, supporting more than 4,500 Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and Neighborhood Markets in the U.S.