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WAL-MART ASSOCIATES IN CRITICAL NEED FUND

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  • EIN 71-0858484
  • (800) 536-9925
  • 702 Sw 8TH St Dept 8687 0555 Bentonville AR 72716 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mutual & Membership Benefit

Mission: To provide financial assistance to Wal-Mart associates when they are experiencing extreme financial hardship.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

I work for walmart. I love my walmart family. My husband passed 3 days ago leaving me without his help on money. I have a pending request with walmart to pay for his cremation bill. I'm requesting extra help for my Bill's n time off money so I can sit down n cry but my self. It's only been 3 days n I have my landlord calling me for money. I need help. My family hasn't any money . Plz can walmart help me . Lisa eilenberger store 5133 ... sherry black is amazingly awesome manager .my walmart family is amazing

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Client Served

Rating: 3

i am need of some help with some problems that started in july of this year I one person but things are hard on you when your one person have problems you trying to do you best and here this wasn't being an almost over stress and it at the point it thought I give this a try. I have been trying to make ends meet but the problem was an old bank decides to start problems. I was doing okay till they start taking all my income to where I had to live on hardly any money. My toilet is still running and I can



























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































t afford to hire no one to get fixed. I had the money to get fixed and they decide not fix it from home depot so I got high water bills. every other month.




























































































































































































































































































i can't get the toilet fixed on my income I had pay high water bills and I got exbank want charge me which there fault for getting this problem. I don't money to get my till next payday because of the new banks and I also, need some help getting food and my furnace worked on it doesn't work either I had to live in there when it was 32 degrees and not working oven to keep warm I had 3 blankets and thermal and coat to keep warm it was still cold in my place So this giving me a stress ful headache i got high blood pressure and some bad health issues I can't take it another year space heater I had help some but it was cold air in the trailer all winter. I work at walmart for 10 years and can't make on my income because the banks keep taking what I earned. lynne deering kauffmann




3 Melva T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have worked for Wal-Mart for four years. I have recently lost my apartment and I am basically homeless. My health isn't good. My Son was murdered in 2011 around this time of the year. I have been so depressed. Is there anyway I can get help with housen? I need help.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

This program is a bs. Walmart doesnt care about their employees. No help at all from this company. 3 years waisted time for a company that supposedly cares for their employees. All they care about is sales

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12 Megan F.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have worked for Walmart in SC for 3 years. I was homeless for 6 months with my husband. Personnel manager told us about the fund. We didn't have the correct paperwork then but when taxes came back we were able to get a place. Shortly after moving in our home we gained full custody of his 4 yr old son and then... both of our jobs cut hours BAD. We have been behind in rent for 2 1/2 months now. Our landlord gave us an eviction notice and we turned it in to my managers for the ACNT app along with our lease agreement and the next 2 eviction notices we received afterwards. I waited for almost 4 weeks before being told that my app was processed and denied because eviction does not fit the criteria for emergency funds? HOW? We are facing being homeless once again with a toddler because we can not get help. Doesnt help that they still refuse to give more hours. Power bill shot up to $630 after our house was broken into on the 2nd day of being moved in...landlord wont fix the windows so our home reaches 91 degrees every single day which is why our power bill jumped sky high. We barely have any food in our fridge. Me and my husband barely eat because we give our food to his son to keep him healthy. We have insurance lapsed and vehicle payment almost $300/mo. Was denied food stamps because apparently we make to much yet cant pay the bills. I have called EVERY single organization in SC for help with bills. No help. Walmart was our last option. I guess you have to worse off than us to actually receive help from anyone. I would say that if you recieved help from the ACNT then youre blessed because not a soul will help us. I've spent 3 years devoted to a job that doesn't care about helping me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Angela, i work at walmart in Knoxville,TN and when I went to my manager about the ANCT funding for my back rent I show him the eviction notice my manager was willing to help me fill the application out and in a day I got approved and within a week I got my check yes they do help by the grace of God my daughter and I still have a roof over our heads and I want to thank the ACNT for helping me in my time of need

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Client Served

Rating: 2

I heard about ACNT from a co-worker and inquired with HR about it and per HR an associate can receive assistance of up to $1500 total only, once you hit the maximum $1500 limit the fund will not provide any further assistance and the program will not provide any further assistance for the duration of employment. I needed help with my car payment and I was told they will provide me the assistance and when I turned in the invoice I was told I would receive the check within 5 days. But the next day I was informed that they can't help me because I have been there less than one year. Does anyone know if they make exceptions for an associate who's been there less than one year but is in dyer need of assistance?

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I applied back in September when I was getting evicted from my house. I have turned in paperwork after paperwork and still have not received any word on whether or not they are gonna help. My landlord was understanding at first and now I'm in danger of being homeless right before the holidays. It says it is for associates in critical need of help and I think I've more than qualified for it and still received nothing. How much more critical does it need to be?? How long do I need to wait before hearing anything?

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Advisor

Rating: 5

My family was facing being homeless..I was the only one working an it was getting to be real bad..well I went to management an they told me about the help I could receive..I did receive there help..an so great ful..we had been doing good for a few years an it's starting to take a bad turn again..are only.vehicle has things needing to be done with it..I lost several important people my family which has thrown us back so bad but I will vouch that this is a laginamint donation an was so blessed an honored that they came out an helped my family the way they did..
I have nothing bad to say about the help we received an I thank them an I thank the Lord cause it always pulls though some how

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I had known about the Walmart Associates In Critical Need Fund and was afraid to inquire of it until the day finally came and I had to drop my pride and apply for the funds. I applied May 2017, which I am having financial difficulties paying rent weekly. Therefore, I summited the application alone with the correct paperwork and Store Manager statement and signature. From this day forward all I get in responding is "It's still in Process". It's soon to be August and this program has not assist me yet. I am a sales associate at store # 3812..

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have put in for acnt and have turned paperwork and more paperwork in that they asked for. I am behind on my rent for trying to save the money to get my car fixed which is going to cost me at least $2100. Now after some time they want more paperwork on why I am late on rent when I have told them why, etc. I know others in my store have gotten acnt for just saying they have an emergency and they got the money quick. I dont think it is right. I need my car but they dont care as long as I find a way to get to work. I'm also going to have to move on top of it all for being late on my rent for trying to save the $ so I can get my car fixed.

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19 Vicente S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A work in wolmart they aproved the help of money and a still whating how much a have to what for recived the money in money grand they tell me a have to recived a pin number store is 1372 nc

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Its all bull if you ask me, i got flooded out in Louisiana due to the great flood we had in August, relocated to Texas where my job was transferred, but unfortunately I didn't start working until 3 weeks after i got here, Which put me behind on my rent, and utilities. Signed up for the critical care funds, and still have yet to hear anything from them. Not to mention i gave them my eviction notice, and electric bill disconnect notice, still nothing. I guess they help who they want

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received help from the ACNT fund twice. The first time was when I was evicted because my landlord didn't want to bring our (rented) house up to code, and ACNT gave me a deposit for my new place. The second time was when I had lots of medical bills and paying for them made me late on rent & electricity.
I don't think the other reviewer got a clear understanding of the guidelines - it's pretty clearly stated that they can't help if your problems are because of lost Walmart hours.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I work for Walmart, my husband also worked for Walmart. My husband was terminated after getting hurt on the job. We have received no workers comp for him and I am the only one working. I pay for all of our families expenses and his medical care for his accident that occurred at work. We have six children, 5 of which are disabled and bills have gotten behind. Wal-Marts critical need program has done nothing for my family. Not one electric bill, water bill, no help at all. I think they have this program, deny everyone in an attempt to make the company look good.. really its a joke