We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the associates at the new Walmart in Gardnerville for their donation to the Douglas County Backpack Buddy program. As your newspaper reported, the store opening ceremony included donations from the Walmart Foundation to a number of local community groups. In addition, the associates selected another group and donated their own money to support this community effort. The money the Associates donated to the Backpack Buddy program will be used to provide supplemental weekend food to students who would otherwise go hungry. This program allows the students to come to school Monday morning ready to learn knowing they live in a giving, caring community.
On behalf of the Minden Rotary Club Foundation, the Douglas County Backpack Buddies Consortium, all the volunteers who make this program possible, and especially on behalf of the students who benefit from the program, we wish to thank Walmart's Associates. This is an outstanding example of the community spirit that makes this a wonderful place to live.