" Covington is a friendly and tradition-rich community, and we appreciate the warm welcome from Mayor Cooper and many, many others in the community," Cuevas said. "We have a talented group of associates who were hired locally, and I'm excited about the long-term relationships we are building in the community."
Sam's Club to Give $45,000 to Local Organizations
Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it serves, and the new
club is no different. In addition to a
grant to The Children's Museum of
, associates from the local club have selected several local organizations to receive a total of
in grants from the Walmart Foundation.
Those organizations include the Blackhawk Flight Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of
, Covington Rotary Foundation, Food Bank of
, Guitars in the Classroom, Little Citizens Big Change, Louisiana Association of the Deaf, Madisonville Elementary, Mandeville Lions Club, Northlake Nature Center, St. Tammany Parish Children's Advocacy, St. Tammany Parish Humane Society and St. Tammany Parish SALT Council.
The new Sam's Club will also help fight hunger in the area by making regular product donations to the Greater Second Harvest Food Bank of
Greater New Orleans
. As part of a nationwide collaboration between Sam's Club and Feeding America, Sam's Club donated more than 13 million pounds of food to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief charity.
The Covington Sam's Club is the third new club opened in southern
this year, following a club opening in
in January and
in June, and will be the 13
Sam's Club in Louisiana. Along with parent company Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sam's Club employs more than 35,000 associates in
and collected more than
in state and local taxes through sales in 2011. The Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club Giving Program contributed
non-profit organizations last year.
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