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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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Causes: Mutual & Membership Benefit

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

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Devonte i work at walmart #1293 i have 3 kids and i am in a difficult situation because i have been working while sick with three corona virus and didn't know it untili finally felt to weak to work that's when i got tested and i was positive that was 09/24/2020 i had already missed a few days prior to this because i was sick the whole time so my checks were shorter and my roommate was not helping out with the bills then i started receiving 72 hour notices through email and in person notices i took those same notices to the lady in personnel and she told me they can't help me until the sheriff comes out to my house and officially serve me my eviction notice so i told my rent office to go ahead and file the eviction that's the only way my job can get me caught up at this point well today i was served and i took my paperwork to her and she's telling me that home office will not approve it because they will say it was voluntary but i don't understand because i only missed work when i was sick and clearly i haven't been making enough to pay the rent and now im waiting to see if they are going to approve it but everybody online is saying it takes 2 weeks to get approved but i only have 7 days i feel like she did this on purpose and now me and my 3 kids will not have anywhere to go right now and she was the one that told me to told me to tell the rent office to send the Marshall out now there's no going back

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I lost my mother in the beginning of March. It has been a struggle to pay bills, get food . I since started working at Walmart Neighborhood Store and the 20 hours a week hasn't helped.
Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I am a current associate at 641 in Greenville SC I submitted a request for assistance with my rent due to the fact my co- tenant has moved out and did not help me with the bills prior to him moving out. ACNT requested documents and I made my landlord aware of what I needed and she left everything that I handed them to submit was left at my apartment door. So today they called me into the office because they suspect the documents had been tampered with. Yes I wrote a statement everything I handed management was given to me from my landlord. Now they are talking about Ethics. Management at 641 has given me a hard time since I was rehired. Walmart has changed and not for the better. I wished I never asked for help. It's better if you do on your own I know for a fact that the store manager or co- manager don't care for me and that's fine cause I have had better managers then them.

5

Client Served

Rating: 1

ACNT is bogus they don’t help associates in need they only give you a hard time with your application every 10 days they are asking you for something else you gotta provide you are just wasting your time with this funding!!!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Our experience at trying to help someone who applied for this assistance was horrible!
Walmart apparently tells its employees that approvals take around 1-2 wks. We had an apartment for rent and a Walmart employee contacted us about using this (AICNP) benefit to help her get back on her feet. She was a nice woman who found herself in a bad situation for the first time and needed some financial assistance. She was told she needed a signed rental agreement and letter from the landlord/rental company to turn in to her manager so she could show proof of necessity of funds for her application($900 in all). We agreed to do this for her of course and I prepared the paperwork and had it back to her to email to Walmart the next morning. To make a long story short, they jerked this poor woman around for over 6 weeks then denied her application for assistance. She ended up homeless and our small family business lost over 6wks of income trying to be good samaritans working and waiting with her. And from the comments I have read here and other sites this apparently is not an uncommon occurrence!! Shame on you WALMART. So much for Immediate Assistance and Relief for your employees.

Review from Guidestar

3

Volunteer

Rating: 1

My name Michael and i put in for critical need help and i told them that i my wife had surgery and my child had to be seen in Kansas City in a moments need all i had was my bill money and my rent together it was alot and i was going to get evicted from my place and my power turned off but i had to use the money so my daughter could get to Kansas City to be seen by a doctor and i had to stay with my wife while she was recovering from her surgery so i missed time from work without pto and it hurt but i had to do it .I havent herd anything when i call up to check my status they tell me its still in review and that was in sept and its oct now and im still in review they only care about themselves not the employee,dont know what else to do my oct rent hasn t been paid and electricity hasn t been paid had to pay my car and get a loan from internet to pay half of sept rent its pretty bad right now.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

After 21 years with the company I needed help feeding and shelter of my family. I asked for help. They made me jump threw hoops, and then did not help me. I am without power and food for my children and they don’t care. The associates that lie and make stuff up get the help they need but the ones that truly need it don’t. I have always made sure associates knew about this help and always directed them to the person to help but when I needed it I got nothing.

Review from Guidestar

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I have been working for Walmart for 20 years , I loved my job then and still do. In 2015 got diagnosed with cancer, I had surgery to remove the cancer but have had to continue seeing and oncologists for the next five years, some how the cancer affected my legs so I had to have several PET scans , the last one was denied by aetna so I asked for help from the ACNT fund, I was told they couldn't help with that, that I should submit something showing that I've been late on rent, so I submitted paperwork showing I was late, but then they said show us where you've had yo pay out of pocket for medical bills. I did that, the issue is I dont have the money, I have to see the oncologists every three months. I had an aggressive cancer, I just want to live!! I have been faithful to Walmart ,I love Walmart but walmart doesnt love me. Its have been over 25 days and Im still waiting. When all else fails, I will lift up my eye to the hills which cometh my help, my help cometh from the lord. For all of those that need alittle help right now, I pray for u, as I pray for myself , for prayer changes people and things. Be Blessed

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I am an associate at Walmart in the 3549 store in Keene,NH. I’ve been there for almost 8 years. I love my Walmart family. They have all been wonderful to me despite all that I have been through with my health. I have epilepsy, and my seizures are not well controlled. This causes me to miss days, sometimes weeks of work. My husband has MS, and is unable to work. He gets retired veterans pay for his time in the Navy, and Social Security Disability Income for his MS once a month. We also live on the small amounts I get in my paychecks every two weeks from missing so much work. We live in low income and disabled housing. We are just barely getting by. Living paycheck to paycheck.
I will be going in to the hospital for testing in September to see what further treatment can be done. I’m not asking for a lot of help. Just a little to get us through the Summer until my doctors can figure out a treatment plan for my difficult seizures. Thank you so much. Your help is greatly appreciated, and God bless you all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

After I refused to give money to the program I started getting coachings. There are several people in the store who have needed this in the past few moths one man whose wife had a strike and he had no way to go see her in the hospital (he was not even allowed an excused day off) and another gentleman who had to have surgery his surgery is covered but he will not be able to work. Its all a political game if you are a salaried manager you are "required" to give and if you complain that this is extortion you are black listed for future promotions. If you are well like by management they will give it to you even if you don't ask but if you are not well liked they won't even mention that there is this type of program and will refuse your application if you do fill out the forms.

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am in need of an apartment that is near Walmart 5388.These days these nearby apartments are not as cheap as it used to be because of rental increases based on remodelings due to Hurricane Harvey.I lost everything on the storm,then I was sent to live in Webster at Baybrook Village Apartments and I couldn't renew my lease because I couldn't afford it because the rents are expensive and I almost got evicted and I got sued by the apartment manager there.Now,I am homeless,and I had to stay inside Walmart associate lounge as shelter and check inside nearby hotel every 2 weeks.I am trying to find an apartment as soon as possible that is close to work.I am trying to move into a Section 8 apartment but they have a waiting list.This is terrible!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is a Political Action Party in disguise. I know of an associate that had their house burn down and they received $15. It goes to WALPAC to give money to electing politicians favorable to Walmart. There is no transparency. It is a scam they pull on their employees, and if you don't give at least $1, you will be bullied at work, given low performance evaluations, etc.

5

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

Review from Guidestar

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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




8 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

Review from Guidestar

18 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.

Review from Guidestar

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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

Review from Guidestar

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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?

Review from Guidestar

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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?

Review from Guidestar

34

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

Review from Guidestar

22

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..

Review from Guidestar

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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

Review from Guidestar

33

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

Review from Guidestar

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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.

39

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