TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Senator Pat Roberts and Walmart recognized 13 nonprofits for their dedication to Kansas.
Senator Roberts joined Walmart team members, who awarded more than $610,000 to Kansas nonprofits.
The donations are part of the company's Giving Program.
Representatives of the 13 organizations gathered at Walmart's Wanamaker store to reflect on charitable work done across the sunflower state.
"This is a genuine effort of volunteering and giving and people doing a lot of work I call them heroes and they are true heroes. Happy to meet them, happy to work with them," Senator Pat Roberts.
Walmart and Walmart Foundation looks for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve on the state and local level.
The following organizations received a grant to fund vital local programs.
American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter was awarded a grant of $32,179.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas received a $30,000 grant.
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, Inc. received a $60,000 grant.
Dress For Success received a $42,000 grant.
Flint Hills Beadbasket was awarded a $25,000 grant.
Interfaith Ministries Wichita, Inc. was awarded a grant of $55,000.
Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association received a grant of $27,000.
Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation was awarded a $50,000.
Kansas Food Bank Association was presented a $58,988 grant.
Senior Services Of Southeast Kansas was awarded a grant of $100,000.
Special Olympics Of Kansas received a $25,000 grant.
Topeka Rescue Mission received a $75,000 grant.
Union Rescue Mission Of Wichita received a $28,821 grant.