Wal-Mart Earns Fundraising Award

Wal-Mart is a favorite shopping place. But it's also known for having a big heart, and today the store got a huge honor for its hard work. In fact, it's the fifth straight year the Wal-Mart Superstore on Ogeechee Road has come out on top.

This afternoon, the store was awarded the Backus Children's Hospital fundraising award. Employees raised more than $53,000 for the hospital. The honor comes along with a plaque and a trophy.

"It's very prestigious to have the trophy at your store," said Ruth McDowell of Wal-Mart. "It says that you are tops in your field."

The trophy will be placed right in the front of the store for everyone to enjoy.

Reported by: Dmitra Denmark, ddenmark@wtoc.com