Trophy Club: Fire Dept Receives Grant from Walmart
This morning, the Walmart Roanoke – North Highway 377 store held a Re-Grand Opening and presented the Trophy Club Fire Department with a Local Community Grant check for $3,000.
Ms. Anita Otterson worked tirelessly to apply for and receive the Local Community Grant on behalf of the Town and the Fire Department. The funds will be used for a fire safety calendar program that will be implemented in October during National Fire Safety Month. TC firefighters will visit local elementary schools (grades K-3) with fire safety messages throughout October. Students will be encouraged to create a poster for a topic firefighters discussed in their class. Winning posters will be turned in to a 2020 fire safety calendar that will encourage and remind families to stay safe. Calendars will be distributed to Trophy Club elementary school children.
About the Walmart Local Community Grant:
The local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.
- Local Community grants range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000.
- Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
- The 2019 grant cycle begins Feb. 15, 2019 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2019.
- Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain active in our system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.
- Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2019 grant cycle.
- Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States (excluding nationally sponsored organizations, such as American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network and United Way)
- A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes
- A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and clothing closets.
Thank you to Walmart and our Trophy Club Fire Department for setting the safety of our youth as a priority!