In the name of love… Wal-Mart Celebrates Martin Luther King’s Legacy of Community Service

Photos by Jean Flanagan
Wal-Mart associates are joined by representatives from Moorefield Elementary School and the Mac House in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.




By Jean A. Flanagan
Moorefield Examiner

“Martin Luther King was known, not just for his work in civil rights, but also for his commitment to community service. He often asked, ‘What are you doing for your community?’”

Frank Durst, store leader at the Moorefield Wal-Mart talked about the store’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
One Wal-Mart store in every state in the United States was chosen to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Moorefield Wal-Mart was chosen as the store in West Virginia.
“We know there’s a great need in our community,” Durst said. “We visited the food bank and they told us about the people they serve, the people who slip through the cracks.
“We went to the elementary school and asked Wade (Principal Armentrout), what can we do for the school? He told us about the Back Pack program that sends food home with kids over the weekend. A weekend, two days, is a long time to go without food.”

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