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Walmart gives $140,000 on day 8 of holiday Facebook campaign

Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores said Monday that, on the eighth day of its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign, it is awarding $140,000 to nine nonprofits aiding veterans, active members of the military and their families.

Over 12 consecutive days, Walmart will award a total of $1.5 million to 145 organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

Organizations being honored on the company's Facebook page on Monday are serving communities in California, Delaware, Florida, Missouri , North Carolina, Texas and Washington.

Walmart's call for nominations for its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign resulted in more than 5,400 nominations from Facebook users who shared photos and short descriptions of a nonprofit's impact in its local community. A panel from the Walmart Foundation reviewed submissions and selected nonprofits with a focus on organizations that are providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and baby supplies.

The eighth day of giving highlights organizations that assist veterans, active members of the military and their families by providing financial services, emotional support, shelters, food, clothing and other necessities.

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