Wal-Mart donates $5,000 to College's tornado relief fund


Representatives from the Wal-Mart Distribution Supply Chain in Henderson, recently donated $5,000 to Saint Augustine's University’s Recovery and Restoration Fund. The fund is designed to help the school restore the campus to its historic beauty after a tornado tore through Raleigh on April 16, leaving devastating damage in its wake.

“We pride ourselves as being part of the community,” said Maurice Gray, Wal-Mart general manager. “As community champions, if we can lend a helping hand, we feel it’s important to do so.”

Gray said he saw the destruction the tornado caused on the news and decided the company should do something to help with the recovery. “You can either be a part of it or sit back and watch,” Gray said.

“Saint Augustine's University appreciates the ongoing support from Wal-Mart as one of our corporate partners,” said President Dianne Boardley Suber. “The strength of community and corporate relationships will be important as we continue to build our distinguished legacy.”

The check was presented at the Sisters for your Journey Diamond Scholarship Gala, which was sponsored by Wal-Mart and hosted to benefit Saint Augustine's University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.