Wal-Mart Hands out Hefty Donation

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A local store is once again showering the area with a big donation.

The Bryan Wal-Mart Supercenter donated $15,000 Thursday morning to 11 organizations around the community.

The organizations and the amount given to each are listed below:
1. Big Brother/Big Sister $1,000
2. Brazos County Senior Citizen Association $1,000
3. Bryan Rotary Club $1,000
4. Elder Aid $1,000
5. Habitat for Humanity $1,000
6. Scotty's House $1,000
7. Toys for Tots $1,000
8. Vietnam Veterans $1,000
9. Save Our Streets $2,000
10.United Way $2,000
11.The Bryan Police Department $3,000

Representatives from each organization attended the presentation to receive their individual checks.

In 2006, Bryan Wal-Mart Supercenter gave over $95,000 to the Bryan and College Station communities.
In 2005, they gave $76,000.

Thursday the Bryan Police Department announced what they would do with the money received.

The police department says the donation will be utilized to purchase QuickClot units for each Bryan Police Department patrol vehicle.

Police Officers will now have an additional tool to employ to stabilize wounds and stem bleeding such as those seen in gunshot or stabbing victims.

“We hope that the QuickClot agent will never have to be employed, but in the event it is needed it is a tool for the Police Officer to increase a victim’s chances for survival,” Assistant Chief Freddie Komar said.