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Walmart Foundation Awards Community Grant to LCHEC

posted Mar 7, 2016, 10:04 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 11:02 AM by Judith McGinty ]

LAMPASAS, Texas (Feb. 15, 2016) – The Lampasas County Higher Education Center (LCHEC) has received a Walmart Community Grant in the amount of $2,342 to purchase new medical equipment for its allied health programs.  

The school purchased an adult X-ray and pole mount for the dental assistant program and a blood pressure machine with automatic and manual settings for the clinical medical assistant program.

“We provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in the job market,” said LCHEC Chief Operating Officer Amy McDaniel. “It is important that our training includes opportunities for hands-on experience with the latest technology.”

The Walmart Community Grant Program awards contributions ranging from $250 to $2,500 to nonprofit organizations with programs that benefit communities within the service area of the Walmart store, Sam’s Club or Logistics facility from which they are requesting funds.

“At Walmart, we strongly believe in giving back and are proud to support organizations like LCHEC that improve communities where our customers and associates live and work,” said Christi Hayslette, store manager of the Lampasas Walmart.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation, which is funded by associates, have identified four core areas of giving: hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment and career opportunity.

“We are so grateful for the generous grant provided by Walmart,” said McDaniel. “This much-needed equipment will make an enormous difference for our students.”

LCHEC, which is nonprofit organization, relies on grants and donations to help fund its programs and services, including career training, community education and higher education. If you would like to learn more about the school or if you’d like to donate, please visit www.LCHEC.net.