Walmart truck drivers raise $2,000 for Jersey Shore Area School District

JERSEY SHORE – The Woodland transportation office has selected Jersey Shore Area School District to receive a $2,000 donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education.

Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart – among the safest drivers in the country – drove extra carefully during the week from July 21 through July 27, 2018. For every accident-free mile they drove during that week, the Walmart Foundation made a financial contribution to local schools.

The Walmart Foundation is donating one cent for each accident-free mile driven by the drivers at each Walmart transportation office. A school in the home region of each transportation office will receive at least $1,000 and as much as $2,000, based on the safety performance of local drivers. During this year’s program, Walmart Transportation offices nationwide contributed $114,000 to schools in their communities.

“This is just one of the many ways Walmart supports education across the country,” said Michael del Rosario, general transportation manager at the Woodland Walmart distribution center. “It’s also a great way to engage all of our drivers in raising money for our local schools. This program serves as a great reminder to each of us that children are returning to classes and all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and school children.”

Truck drivers Randy Scanlan, Doug Huling and Jim Fidler presented the $2,000 check to the district at the Oct. 22 school board meeting.

Walmart’s Private Fleet is one of the largest in the U.S. and its more than 72 offices, including more than 7,500 drivers, support more than 4,500 Walmart stores, Sam’s Club locations and neighborhood markets in the U.S.