Walmart Provides $49,500 to Red Cross Nurse Assistant Program

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Through Walmart’s generosity, underprivileged individuals in Hawaii can learn care giving skills

Thanks to a $49,500 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council, the Hawaii State Chapter of the American Red Cross will be able to provide 90 underprivileged and/or economically challenged individuals in Hawaii with a partial stipend for the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program. The program offers individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality health care as a certified nurse assistant (CNA).  

Coralie Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii State Chapter, said, “Through Walmart’s generosity, underprivileged individuals in Hawaii have a chance to learn a skill through our Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program that not only will lead to employment opportunities, but also will provide the students with a life-long skill set to care for family, friends and neighbors as they grow older and need assistance. We’ve found that individuals with caregiving skills are more likely to respond when emergencies or other situations occur that need medical knowledge or assistance. And, they will be prepared to save the lives of others through their work in hospitals, nursing homes and private home environments.” 

“On behalf of the Walmart Foundation’s Hawaii State Giving Council and our more than 4,000 associates in Hawaii, congratulations to the graduates of the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program and best wishes for your careers in the health industry,” said Kini Santana, Store Manager for the Mililani Walmart. “We are honored to help provide scholarships and support programs like these in the communities we serve in the islands.” 

For more information, contact the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Office at (808) 739-8142.

 

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross
 
About Philanthropy at Walmart:
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than 1.3 billion meals to people in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.