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Walmart, Sam’s Club and announce additional commitment for tornado and flood relief in the Midwest and South, bringing total support to $350,000
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Walmart, Sam’s Club and announce additional commitment for tornado and flood relief in the Midwest and South, bringing total support to $350,000

New $200,000 commitment includes cash and in-kind product donations
to assist organizations with relief services

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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, Sam’s Club and have committed to provide an
additional $200,000 in support through cash and product donations,
building on commitments of $150,000 made in March.
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 is also working closely with local
officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those

“The impact of these tornados and historic floods continues to affect
our associates, our customers and communities across the Midwest and
South,” said Julie Gehrki, vice president, philanthropy at Walmart. “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.”

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. In the past two
years, for example, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave nearly $50
million in cash, water, food and other products to support victims of
hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes. Additionally, during the same time
period, the company raised $44 million in donations from customers to
support hurricane relief.

“While Walmart has always helped communities in times of disaster, the
experience of Hurricane Katrina helped us realize how we best draw on
our strengths to provide relief in the aftermath of disaster,” Gehrki
said. “Since Katrina, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have formalized
our disaster response program to quickly help those who have been hit
hardest. Our philanthropy aims to improve entire systems, not just
respond in the moment. supports efforts to help communities
build resiliency and respond more quickly and effectively when disaster

About Walmart

Walmart 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 275 million customers and
members visit our more than 11,300 stores under 58 banners in 27
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2019 revenue of
$514.4 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide.
Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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About Philanthropy at Walmart represents the philanthropic efforts of Walmart and the
Walmart Foundation. By leaning in where our business has unique
strengths, we work to tackle key social issues and collaborate with
others to spark long-lasting systemic change. Walmart has stores in 27
countries, employing more than 2 million associates and doing business
with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. is helping people live better by supporting programs that
work to accelerate upward job mobility for frontline workers, address
hunger and make healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality, and
build strong communities where Walmart operates. To learn more, visit
or find us on Twitter @walmartorg.


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Kevin Gardner

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