BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to the multiple tornadoes that have impacted Alabama and
Georgia, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide
$50,000 in support through cash and product donations. The commitment
includes $15,000 in product donations to organizations providing support
to impacted areas, and cash commitments of $15,000 to the Alabama
Governor’s Relief Fund, $10,000 to the Community Foundation of East
Alabama and $10,000 to the American Red Cross, which is providing relief
services to affected communities in both Alabama and Georgia. As part of
this commitment, Walmart is also working closely with local officials
and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.
“We are deeply concerned by the devastation impacting our associates,
customers and the communities we serve, including in the Opelika, Ala.,
area where we have a distribution center,” said Greg Marrufo, Walmart’s
divisional vice president for grocery supply chain. “In addition to cash
donations, our local stores and distributions centers have been
providing water, tarps, totes and other basic needs in affected
communities. In the coming days, we will continue to help with relief
efforts by working with non-profits, first responders, local officials
and governmental organizations to identify needs and provide additional
Walmart operates 144 retail units, three distribution centers and
employs over 38,000 associates in Alabama. In Georgia, the company has
214 retail units, seven distribution centers and employs over 61,000
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 addition to last
year’s hurricane response of more than $38 million, Walmart and the
Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million since 2005 in cash
and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.
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
Walmart can be found by visitinghttp://corporate.walmart.com,
on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/walmart
and on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/walmart.
About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day.
Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2.2 million
associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn,
employ millions of people. Our philanthropy helps people live better by
supporting upward job mobility and economic development for the retail
workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more
sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where
Walmart operates and inspiring our associates to give back.
To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit http://giving.walmart.com/foundation.