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Augusta area Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raised $191,618 for the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center through a six-week Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

Bob Richards Toyota donated $5,000 each to the United Way of the CSRA and The Salvation Army, which will also receive a matching contribution from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. The Salvation Army will use the money to make improvements at the North Leg Family Thrift Store. The United Way of the CSRA will use their donation for a planned giving/endowment project. Pictured are (from left): Capt. Tony Perez, The Salvation Army; Jeff Richards, Bob Richards Toyota; Bob Richards Jr., Bob Richards Toyota; and La Verne Gold, United Way of the CSRA.
Bob Richards Toyota donated $5,000 each to the United Way of the CSRA and The Salvation Army, which will also receive a matching contribution from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. The Salvation Army will use the money to make improvements at the North Leg Family Thrift Store. The United Way of the CSRA will use their donation for a planned giving/endowment project. Pictured are (from left): Capt. Tony Perez, The Salvation Army; Jeff Richards, Bob Richards Toyota; Bob Richards Jr., Bob Richards Toyota; and La Verne Gold, United Way of the CSRA.

Customers and members together raised the campaign’s biggest Augusta-area total, $1 at a time with donations taken at the register.

The Children’s Medical Center uses Children’s Miracle Network funds for urgent needs, including equipment, research and education. The 154-bed Children’s Medical Center is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state.

This is the 25th year Walmart/Sam’s Club has been raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

This year’s fundraising campaign was record-breaking on a national level as well, with more than $41 million raised for all Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in the U.S., compared to $28 million last year.


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