The Dollar General in Umatilla now is open.
The company in a press release Monday, Sept. 13, announced the opening.
“Dollar General plans to create new jobs in the Umatilla community as the store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the individual needs of the store,” according to the press release.
To commemorate the opening of the new Umatilla store, Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to a nearby elementary school to benefit students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. Through the partnership with the Kellogg Company, the donation will be part of a planned donation of more than 100,000 books across the country to celebrate new Dollar General store openings.
The addition of the Umatilla store also opens the opportunity for schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $197 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 14 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education, according to the press release. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.