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Walmart gives $7,500 to Casper-area governments, $1000 to I-Reach 2 as part of remodel celebration

Walmart provided grants during a celebration of the remodel of its east Casper store on Friday. (Walmart)

CASPER, Wyo. — Walmart celebrated a remodel of its east Casper Supercenter on Friday and provided $7,500 in grants to local government agencies.

Walmart gave $2,000 to the City of Mills, $2,000 to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, $2,500 to the Town of Evansville and $1,000 to the City of Casper, according to a Monday press release. Walmart also gave $1,000 to I-Reach 2, a Casper-based organization that works to support adults with developmental disabilities and brain injuries.

Wyoming Sen. Bill Landen and the store manager spoke at the celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4400 E. 2nd St. on Friday. Walmart said that local vendors also provided food and prizes.

The remodel of the store includes expanded online grocery pickup services, a new pharmacy, remodeled and expanded departments, new signage and wider aisles, a new family restroom and a new mother’s room, according to the press release.

“Casper customers are going to love the updates throughout the store, especially our expanded Online Grocery Pickup,” Jebadiah Smith, Walmart store manager, said. “With a new location and more parking spaces, customers can pick up their groceries and favorite products faster. We can’t wait for Casper residents to see all the great changes.”

Walmart employs 5,242 people in Wyoming, according to the press release. It spent $45.8 million with Wyoming suppliers in fiscal year 2022. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation provided over $216,000 in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofits in Wyoming in FY 2022.