The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) recently received a $1,000 Community Grant from the Walmart Foundation to support local economic development efforts.
The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) recently received a $1,000 Community Grant from the Walmart Foundation to support local economic development efforts. The application was approved by Mike Noonan, the local Walmart store manager, and the check was presented to SRPED Executive Director Missy Towery.
The Walmart Foundation’s mission is to “create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to the thousands of organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.”
The Foundation has three core focuses: Opportunity, Sustainability and Community. The grant to the SRPED was made as part of their support of opportunity, which includes “helping [to] create economic opportunity for individuals and fostering economic growth.”
“The Partnership is so appreciative of the support we have received through this contribution,” said Towery. “This helps the SRPED to continue our efforts at bringing economic development and jobs to the area, and to help our communities in Fulton County to thrive.”