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Walmart's First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Tennessee Installed at Ooltewah Store

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As Walmart continues to seek to provide convenient services for its customers and contribute to reducing emissions in the communities where it operates, the retailer announced on Wednesday the installation of eight Electrify America electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Ooltewah Supercenter at 5588 Little Debbie Parkway. The EV chargers are Walmart’s first in the state, and are operational and ready for customers to use. 

Following a simple “plug-pay-charge-go” sequence, users are guided through their experience by the 15-inch touchscreen on each charger. 

Walmart Hires More Than 206,000 U.S. Military Veterans and Promotes More Than 30,000 Since the Launch of the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced that the company has hired more than 206,000 veterans and promoted more than 30,000 to roles with higher pay and greater responsibility since launching its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013. The commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran who has separated from service since the commitment was announced on Memorial Day 2013. Walmart is now more than 80 percent of the way to reaching its goal to hire 250,000 veterans by 2020.*

Walmart Makes Fortune's Change the World List for 4th Straight Year

Fortune releases fourth annual list of companies helping the planet and tackling social problems.
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The world’s largest company by revenue does not want to be a top source of greenhouse gas emissions. So Walmart last year launched Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce emissions related to its operations by a total of 1 billion tons by 2030. 

Read the full article on Fortune.com.

VIDEO | How This Special Olympian Found Her Power

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Elizabeth "Liz" Hubert, 22, is a seasoned competitor.

She got into powerlifting about eight years ago. Since then, she’s competed at state, national and world events with the Special Olympics. Most recently, she represented Oklahoma at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games held July 1-6 in Seattle. 

Hurricane Recovery Assistance Still Available for Military Families

Operation Homefront Continues to Support Victims of 2017 Disasters
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SAN ANTONIO, T.X. , August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/– As America prepares for the 2018 hurricane season, Operation Homefront, thanks to generous support from the Walmart Foundation and others, are ensuring that military families in Florida and other locations impacted by the devastating series of natural disasters in 2017 are not forgotten.  The need to assist these families continues, as temporary federal programs and moratoriums that were implemented to support the victims of these disasters are now expiring.

Walmart Reports Progress on Renewable Energy Goal, Reducing Waste and Enhancing the Environmental Sustainability of Key Commodities

2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities
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2018 Global Responsibility Report outlines Walmart’s milestones toward increasing economic opportunity, enhancing sustainability and strengthening local communities

Walmart recently released its eleventh annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in fiscal year 2018 to increase economic opportunity, enhance sustainability of supply chains and strengthen local communities.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $200,000 for California Wildfire Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Over $50,000 for Iowa Tornado Relief

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $50,000 to organizations in response to the severe weather that impacted Marshalltown, Iowa. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

Walmart Supports Future Leaders Through $2 Million in Funding to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Walmart awards $1 million both to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to help provide internship opportunities on Capitol Hill for diverse youth
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Bentonville, Ark., July 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Walmart announced $2 million in grants to organizations working to expand internship opportunities for diverse youth populations, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The grants build on previous Walmart funding to the two nonprofits, bringing the company’s total investment to more than $6 million over the last several years.

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