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Wal-Mart Donates Nearly $17,000 To Oklahoma State Bureau Of Investigation

Money will be used to purchase needed equipment

Bentonville, Ark. (February 28, 2007) –  Wal-Mart Regional Asset Protection Manager John Glore presented a check for $16,925.71 to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Director DeWade Langely earlier this week at OSBI’s headquarters in Oklahoma City.  The award is part of Wal-Mart’s grassroots style of giving, which emphasizes donating cash contributions groups and organizations important to each community. 

The grant funds are earmarked by OSBI to purchase nine new forensic lights which aid crime scene agents.  Specifically, the lights will detect body fluids, trace evidence and latent fingerprints.

“Every day the men and women from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation answer the call to serve their community” said John Glore.  “We recognize the tremendous work they do, day in and day out, for our customers and associates, and this donation is one way we can thank them for their service.”

In 2005, Wal-Mart Stores and Sam’s Club gave $6,021,674 in cash and in-kind donations to local causes and organizations in the communities they serve in the state of Oklahoma. 

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Every week, more than 127 million customers visit Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at HYPERLINK " http://www.walmart.com" www.walmart.com.  The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally.  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $245 million to local communities in the United States.

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