Habitat for Humanity West Hawai’i Receives $25K

October 26, 2015, 4:22 PM HST
* Updated October 26, 4:24 PM
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Walmart Foundation’s Hawai’i State Giving Council recently gave a $25,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity West Hawai’i.

The grant will be used to purchases additional tools, which will provide Habitat construction crews and volunteers the ability to work on more than one home at a time.

“Walmart’s generous grant will allow us to expand our construction efforts, reaching more families, building more homes, and strengthening communities on the island,” said Isobel Donovan, Development Director for Habitat for Humanity West Hawai’i. “Our vision is that all the residents of West Hawai’i will have safe and decent affordable housing.”

Grants based on recommendations from the State Giving Program’s Advisory Council are made through the Walmart Foundation’s Hawai’i State Giving Council Program. Each state has its own advisory council that is made up of Walmart associates representing local communities who help identify local needs within each state, review applications, and make funding recommendations.

“At Walmart, we understand that non-profit organizations are essential to building stronger communities throughout Hawaii, said John Yates, III, Store Manager for the Kailua-Kona Walmart. “We’re proud to give back to the communities we serve.”


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