Walmart presented a check worth $5000 to the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation on Tuesday, June 15.
“The IPD Community Foundation bridges the gap between law enforcement and community,” said Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis. “All the donations go back into the community by aiding those in need or supporting those who have come upon hard times.
The money is part of a long history the Irmo Police has had with Walmart over the years.
“We end up right back at Walmart spending all this money they have given us,” says Hamed Javad, President of the Irmo Police Department Community Foundation. “The manager, Bill Hightower, has been a solid trooper with an incredible heart by being able to give as much as Walmart has.”
The Irmo Police Department Community Foundation sponsors National Night Out each year along with Shop with a Cop and other community programs. National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 3 in the Irmo Community Park from 5:30pm to 7:30.
Photo: Officials from Walmart, Irmo Police Department, Kayla Abnathy, vice president of IPD Community Foundation, Capt. Bobby Dale, and Irmo Town Councilman Bill Danielson attended the presentation.