My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for WAL-MART ASSOCIATES IN CRITICAL NEED FUND, Bentonville, AR, USA
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.