The Washington Times-Herald


May 13, 2014

Wal-Mart gives $30,000 assistance grant to Generations

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann recently joined representatives from Wal-Mart to announce a $30,000 contribution to Generations to assist with its Meals on Wheels program. The grant – which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will be used to provide for the nutritional needs of home-bound individuals.

“The services that Generations provides are critical to senior Hoosiers health and well-being,” said Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann during a check presentation at the Ferdinand Senior Center. “When business and community groups can partner together to serve fellow Hoosiers, everybody wins. Meals on Wheels is even more important as it often provides both nutrition and social interaction in rural settings.”

Generations is the Area Agency on Aging that serves older adults, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties. The Meals on Wheels program provides homebound individuals with regular,nutritious meals and helps them remain independent and in their own homes.

“Senior hunger is a real problem and our Meals on Wheels program is providing a lifeline by serving meals to the most vulnerable, frail and isolated seniors in our six county service area,” said Laura Holscher, Generations Executive Director. “This gift will help us continue to offer this vital program that contributes so significantly to the overall health and well being of our clients.”

The contribution to Generations was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s Indiana State Giving Program (SGP). Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.

“Walmart is committed to the communities we serve,” said Wal-Mart Market Manager Ronda Roberts. “By partnering with organizations with a proven track record like Generations, we hope that we can provide more nutritious meals to home-bound Hoosiers in need.”

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