Wal-Mart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $250,000 in cash and in-kind donations to support disaster relief efforts following the severe weather events impacting the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States this week.
“It saddens us to know that so many of the communities our associates and customers call home are impacted by these tornadoes and floods,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation. “Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all those affected. Wal-Mart is committed to the communities we serve and we are working on several ways to support those in need.”
Wal-Mart and the Walmart Foundation are working with the Salvation Army and American Red Cross to assess the needs of those impacted and monitor further ways to help.
In addition to monetary contributions, the company and foundation donations include critical supplies like water, food and shelter supplies to organizations providing disaster relief in the affected areas.