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Adopt an evacuee family at Wal-Mart

September 6, 2005

Albany-- On your next trip to Wal-mart, you can do more than pick up a few items for yourself. You can select an evacuated family to help.

Beginning Wednesday, Wal-mart representatives will visit shelters and allow Hurricane Katrina victims to fill out wish lists for needed items. Shoppers at the store on Ledo Road can adopt a family. It's a program workers at the Albany store came up with to assist hurricane evacuees.

"We've been getting a lot of victims coming in asking for help, asking what Wal-Mart can do to help them out. A lot of them come here without shoes and come with just shorts and t-shirts," says Wal-Mart employee Marcus Huff.

You can adopt a family at the tables near the front of the store. You can also donate cash. So far, the store has raised 7,500 dollars. They hope to reach 12,000 dollars by this weekend.

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