HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With close to 600 stores and Sam’s Club locations throughout Texas,
Walmart stands ready to use its size and strength to support South Texas
as the region braces for Hurricane Harvey. The Walmart Emergency
Operations Center is in full activation. The Walmart EOC is the
company’s centralized platform for crisis coordination with store
operations, logistics and several other teams dedicated to helping
stores, clubs and customers during and after this storm.
The Walmart EOC is in constant communication with stores and clubs and
is accelerating deliveries of bottled water, ready-to-eat foods,
flashlights, batteries, fuel containers, and other emergency items to
throughout South Texas to help meet customer demand as residents
stock up on essential items.
As Walmart associates are focused on serving customers during this
critical time, the company is focused on associates’ safety and their
needs. The company has programs in place to assist associates personally
that may be impacted by the storm.
Walmart has a long history of supporting communities around the globe
when impacted by disaster. In the last 10 years, Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation have donated more than $60 million in cash and in-kind
donations in response to disaster events, which includes the recent
floods and tornadoes in Texas.
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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and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Anne Hatfield, 210-216-7705