CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Two non-profits in the Cheyenne area have received grants from the Walmart Foundation that will help them continue to give back to the community. It's all part of Walmart's "Day of Giving" celebration.
The corporate company awarded $205,000 to five Wyoming non-profit organizations. Needs Inc. received the largest sum of $100,000 to help fight hunger. The Wyoming State Museum was also present during the event and received a check of $26,000 to support their Virtual Field Trip program.
The three other non-profits that received support included the Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County ($27,000), the Boys and Girls Club of Campbell County ($27,000) and St. Johns Hospital Foundation ($25,000).
The Walmart Foundation says the goal is to support their communities and to support organizations that do great things for their community.
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart Debbie Herron said she got emotional during the presentation of the checks Wednesday morning. She said, "Many of our stores, like the one we’re in today, have been in communities for decades... We take it very seriously and it's part of our responsibility to give back to our community." Herron added, "It is such a rewarding part of this job."