Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Gulf
Coast relief efforts
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation
have made a commitment to provide support for relief efforts through
cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations
helping in response to the severe weather impacting Texas and Louisiana.
As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with
organizations like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of
Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental
entities to help meet the needs of those affected. We are supporting
these organizations in addressing immediate needs in the community and
will continue to monitor in the coming days to provide additional
“We are concerned for the people in the path of this potentially
devastating storm,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, Chief Sustainability
Officer at Walmart and President of the Walmart Foundation. “We are
actively supporting local response efforts and will continue to be there
for our customers, friends, family, fellow associates and neighbors in
the Gulf Coast.”
Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disasters,
helping communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies,
such as food and water, home and personal products. Since 2005, Walmart
and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million in cash
and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28
countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017
revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million
associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
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About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day.
Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.4 million
associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn,
employ millions of people. Our philanthropy helps people live better by
supporting upward job mobility and economic development for the retail
workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more
sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where
Walmart operates and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it
is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2
billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic
Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women
in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central
America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to
tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to
inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about
Walmart’s giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.
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