Walmart Bolsters Midwest, South Relief Efforts

With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornadoes, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support provided so far this spring, bringing the total commitment to $1 million.

The latest announcement builds on earlier commitments made in March, early May and last week, providing support to states across the Midwest and South, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. The new commitment will provide $350,000 in cash grants to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Save The Children, and up to $150,000 in product donations to organizations actively engaged in responding to impacted communities. As part of this commitment, Walmart said it is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

“We are grateful to all those providing relief during this historic and prolonged severe weather, which continues to impact states across the Midwest and South. In times like these, the efforts of our local stores and distribution centers, as well as the nonprofits, first responders, local officials and government organizations to meet the needs of the affected communities we serve were never more important. We want to do our part to help,” said Julie Gehrki, vp/philanthropy at Walmart.