In response to the floods and tornados that have continued to impact midwestern and southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas, Walmart has stepped up its disaster relief efforts.
Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $200,000 in support through cash and product donations, building on commitments of $150,000 made in March. Walmart.org represents the combined philanthropic efforts of both Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
The commitment includes up to $50,000 in product donations and $150,000 in grants to organizations actively engaged in responding to impacted communities such as Salvation Army Central and Southern Territories. 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.
“The impact of these tornados and historic floods continues to affect our associates, our customers and communities across the Midwest and South. I want to thank our local stores and distribution centers, as well as the non-profits, first responders, local officials and government organizations who have all been working so hard to meet the needs of the affected communities we serve,” said Julie Gehrki, vp/philanthropy at Walmart.