Easton Walmart Provides Grant for Talbot Interfaith Shelter

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Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is excited to announce that they have received a $1,000 community grant from the Easton Walmart in support of their S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success).

Walmart’s Community Grant website states that “Walmart believes in operating globally and giving back locally – creating an impact in the neighborhoods where we live and work.”  The program is distinctive in that it empowers the local Walmart manager to decide where the grant funding is awarded.   Easton’s store manager Doug Avery visited TIS’ shelter facility at Easton’s Promise to learn more about their mission.  In addition to the grant funding, he asked about other shelter needs that Walmart may be able to help with in the future.

Pictured L-R: Doug Avery – Easton Walmart Store Manager, Fran Doran – TIS Operations Manager, Julie Lowe – TIS Executive Director

“We were so pleased by how receptive and hands-on Doug was,” says TIS Executive Director Julie Lowe.  “One of the beautiful things about our community is that even the leaders of branches of major corporations make the time to learn about our mission and how they can help lift up our neighbors in need.  Doug was genuinely interested in our program and how Walmart could be of service.”

When asked about his role in the grant process, Avery says, “Talbot Interfaith Shelter does amazing things for our community and it’s an honor to be able to help support them.”

Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is a 501(c)3 organization based in Easton and serving Talbot County and the surrounding areas.  The organization has developed a program that they call S4 (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success), which is designed to give guests access to a stable homelike environment, services, and tools that can help them break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and regain their independence.  Once guests are accepted into Easton’s Promise, they receive case management as they move through an individualized plan, eventually transitioning into one of the shelter’s eight subsidized off-site apartments, where they incrementally take over expenses until they are fully self-sufficient.

Their vision is that no one in Talbot County will ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing.  To learn more about how you can help, visit www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org or contact Julie Lowe at 410-310-2316 or julielowe@atlanticbb.net.

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