SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Walmart Foundation today awarded a $25,000 grant to a Shreveport organization that works to pull hundreds of people out of homelessness in Northwest Louisiana.
That’s in addition to $12,000 the 13 Walmart stores in Walmart Market 542, which includes Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, collected and donated to Providence House over the past three to four months.
Verni Howard, executive director of Providence House, believes such donations have the ability to change the lives of generations of people.
“This is the difference between just being able to provide the bare minimum to make sure that parents can get into community college and making sure our kids can go to summer camp."
The most fulfilling aspect of Providence House is seeing the children feel a sense of normalcy, Howard said. “We want them to know they’re not limited because of their ZIP code or where they live.”
She also believes Walmart’s donations help her organization achieve its mission.
“A partnership or gift like $37,000 means our children have a chance to succeed.”