Rancho Cordova Walmart donates $5,000 to Volunteers of America

(Rancho Cordova, Calif.) – Walmart Store Manager George Rodriguez played Santa Claus for more than 400 residents of Mather Community Campus in December, presenting a $5,000 check to Volunteers of America Business Manager Scott Lippi on behalf of the Rancho Cordova Walmart and its associates.

“The money will be used for bedding and towels that new students receive when they move in,” said Lippi.

The Volunteers of America-managed Mather Community Campus is a two-year job-training and transitional-housing facility featuring programs for 183 single men and women (operated by Volunteers of America), as well as 54 families with children (operated by Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center). Crossroads Diversified Services Inc. supports MCC’s “students” from both programs through its employment and placement services.

Volunteers of America’s Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth also is based at MCC, with some 50 young men and women who have “aged out” of the foster-care system receiving counseling and support in addition to housing.

“Wal-Mart is committed to operating globally and giving back locally,” said Rodriguez, manager of the Walmart at 10655 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, Calif. “We know we can make the greatest impact on our communities by supporting causes, such as Volunteers of America’s Transitional Housing Program at Mather, that are important to our customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods.”

Established locally in 1911, the Greater Sacramento & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs dedicated to ending homelessness, supporting the most vulnerable populations and transforming communities for the better.

Its ministry of service supports and empowers America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, seniors, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.


Media contacts:

Christie Holderegger, Vice President/Chief Development & Communications Officer

916.442.3691 (office); 916.213.4133 (cell) christie@voa-sac.org

Barry Wisdom, Public Relations & Marketing Officer

916.442.3691 (office); 916.821.0932 (cell) barryw@voa-sac.org