Vermont Business Magazine Easterseals Vermont is happy to announce a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for its Military & Veterans Services program. This significant gift will allow Easterseals VT to provide Care Coordination and emergency financial assistance when no other resource is available to ensure the health and well-being of those who have served our country. Since the program was established in 2014, the program has helped 501 veterans, services members, and their family members.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, we anticipate being able to assist numerous veterans and their families here in Vermont. Care coordinators listen, they help veterans to make a plan, and they work closely with other agencies and funding sources to bring veterans and their families the help that will really make a difference in a tough situation. This award will help us to provide a hand up, as opposed to just a hand-out, to those who have served,” said Easterseals VT Vice President Mark Johnson. “It’s our way of giving back and supporting veterans and their families to secure the self-sufficiency they are seeking. Having a partner such as Walmart makes all the difference.”
Easterseals VT has identified a growing need to serve veterans in every county of the state. Vermont is home to more than 45,000 veterans; 11,450 of whom served during conflicts in the Middle East. Easterseals also is known for its work with children and families throughout the State of Vermont, in helping parents to cope with serious problems that have threatened the safety and well-being of their children.
“We are proud to support Easterseals Vermont and its commitment to improving the lives of Vermont veterans and their families,” said Chris Buchanan, Walmart Director of Public Affairs & State and Local Government Relations. “We know the support services Easterseals provides can really make a difference in the lives of military families and we look forward to continuing to see positive outcomes from their Program.”
For more information about Easterseals VT Military & Veterans Services, please visit easterseals.com/vt.
About Easterseals Vermont
For more than 30 years, Easterseals VT has been the state’s lead agency for Family Support Services by working to find family-centered solutions to challenges parents and their children face. These services include Child and Family Supports, Post-Permanency, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Balanced and Restorative Justice, and the Youth Development Program. To carry out this critical work, Easterseals VT has developed a strong partnership with the Department of Children and Families, and works diligently to ensure our approach aligns with best practices in child welfare in order to deliver maximum impact to the people we serve. In addition to these services, Easterseals VT also provides Transportation Services as well as Military & Veterans Services, which launched in 2015, and focuses on providing critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members, and their families. Annually, Easterseals VT serves 2,500 individuals. To learn more about Easterseals VT, visit easterseals.com/vt.
About Walmart Foundation
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. We have stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. We are helping people live better by accelerating upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where we operate and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit foundation.walmart.com.
Source: Easterseals Vermont