The Mission in Citrus Presents Award to Walmart for Their Commitment to Veterans
The Mission in Citrus proudly presents a Veteran's award to Walmart,and Inverness Fl store manager Larry Gamble. Their commitment to Veterans has helped with education, housing, food, and much more. They have committed millions towards Veteran's causes.
As one of the largest private employers of veterans, Walmart has recognized and supports those who have served our country. Their current initiatives include:
-Actively recruiting former military personnel;
-Helping former active-duty military employees transition into civilian jobs;
-Assisting veterans as they pursue their educational goals; and
-Providing access to behavioral health and family services for veterans and their families, and helping homeless veterans back into homes.
Over $ 20 million dollars has been directed towards reaching these goals.
Walmart committed billions towards fighting hunger, which reaches many Veterans in need.
Hopefully other corporations follow Walmart, as no veteran should be without a home or beg for food.
Walmart's Military Family Promise program guarantees a job at a nearby store or club for all military personnel, and military spouses, employed at Walmart or Sam's Club who move to a different part of the country because they or their spouse have been transferred by the U.S. military. Few realize that Walmart U.S. President and CEO Bill Simon is a Veteran, having served 25 years in the Navy and Navy Reserves.
Without Walmart Manager Larry Gamble, the Mission in Citrus Veteran's Shelter would have never survived. The shelter was started on less than $5000 and is comparable in size to $ 2.7 million dollar shelters. The shelter is now in its third year. It is operated by formerly and presently homeless Veterans. There are no paid staff members. It is a miracle in itself.
"To Larry Gamble and Walmart: Thank you and God Bless," stated a representative from The Mission in Citrus.
James M Sleighter