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Wal-Mart Supports California Troops and their Families this Christmas

Wal-Mart names 15 stores in Southern California to serve as drop-off locations for “Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families” through Sunday, December 21, 2008, collecting new, unwrapped toys, new or used DVDs, diapers, calling cards and other donations to support local California active-duty and reserve military and their families.

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December 10, 2008 (FPRC) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — To kick-off “Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families V” and help ensure California’s troops and their families have a happy holiday season, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today announced 15 stores in Southern California will serve as drop-off locations for people wishing to donate toys, DVDs and other gift items to local, California-based active-duty and reserve military and their families.

“Wal-Mart is proud to support Yellow Ribbon America and the ‘Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families’ toy and Gift Card drive,” said Henry Jordan, Regional Vice President for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “We take pride in supporting our local communities and benefiting our customers and their families, and wish all of our military men and women and their families a safe and healthy Christmas season.”

Members of the Yellow Ribbon America organization will be outside of the 15 Wal-Mart stores listed below through Sunday, December 21, 2008, collecting new, unwrapped toys, new or used DVDs, diapers, calling cards and other donations to support local California active-duty and reserve military and their families.

According to Yellow Ribbon America, in the last four years, over 247,000 donations have been collected statewide in support of the Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families Toy and Gift Card drive, making it the most successful drive in the nation supporting our troops and their families.

For more information on how to participate or donate visit www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org.

Wal-Mart Store Drop-Off Locations

1. 8230 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646
2. 7250 Carson Ave., Long Beach, CA 90808
3. 2595 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821
4. 2300 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92865
5. 27470 Alicia Pkwy., Laguna Nigel, CA 92677
6. 2100 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
7. 3405 Marron Rd., Oceanside, CA 92056
8. 13331 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
9. 12549 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
10. 1950 Auto Center Dr., Glendora, CA 91740
11. 3600 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
12. 12721 Moreno Beach Dr., Moreno Valley, CA 92555
13. 26502 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
14. 3943 Grand Ave., Chino, CA 91710
15. 12701 Towne Center Dr., Cerritos, CA 90703

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $296 million to local communities in the United States. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.

About Yellow Ribbon America was founded in February of 2003 as a non-partisan, national grassroots effort to unite all Americans to directly help our nation’s military members and their families. Our approach is simple - locals helping locals - local businesses, residents, churches and community groups focus their resources on helping military members and their families in their individual communities. For more information, visit www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org.

Yellow Ribbon America is a proud National Community Outreach Partner for the Defense Department's "America Supports You" & Military Severely Injured Center's "Heroes to Hometowns" programs. America Supports You spotlights efforts by American citizens and industries to support the nation's men and women in uniform. Heroes to Hometowns is designed to welcome home Service Members who, because of injuries sustained, can no longer serve in the military. In creating a positive transition home, Heroes to Hometowns inspires community growth and establishes a support network for Service Members and their families that allow them to ease into their hometown or new surroundings. The Yellow Ribbon America Community Outreach Campaign for America's Military & their Families is a sponsored project of the America's Heroes Foundation. The America's Heroes Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit; Veterans Organization as defined under Sections 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code Tax ID# 59-3830542.

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