Walmart Truck Drivers Raise $1,000 for
Owen D. Young Central School
Van Hornesville, NY, October 16, 2013 – The Johnstown, NY transportation office has chosen Owen D. Young Central School to receive a $1,000 donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart are already among the safest drivers in the country. They drove extra carefully during the week from August 10 through August 16, 2013. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation will make a financial contribution to local schools selected by nearby transportation offices.
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 last year’s program, Walmart transportation offices nationwide contributed more than $130,000 to schools in their communities.
“This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country,” said Ryan Serianni general transportation manager at the Johnstown, NY Walmart distribution center. “It’s also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This program serves as a great reminder that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to use extra caution, and be on the lookout for school buses and school children.”
Walmart’s Private Fleet is one of the largest in the United States and its more than 11,000 associates, including nearly 7,200 drivers, supporting more than 4,400 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the U.S..