Bentonville, AR (July 26, 2005) -- With the recent heat-related health concerns that occurred at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is stepping in with more than 68,000 bottles of donated water. Two Wal-Mart trucks with 48 pallets of water have been called in to provide relief to the more than 42,000 in attendance.
The trucks arrived yesterday evening at Ft. A.P. Hill Military Reservation near Bowling Green, where the national event is taking place. The quantities of water were sent to assist with the remainder of the event today and through the weekend to help alleviate concerns and bring relief from the heat. Water is being donated through the Wal-Mart & SAM’S CLUB Foundation and was delivered on a day’s notice through the Sutherland Wal-Mart Distribution Center (6023) in Virginia.
Wal-Mart Stores and the Wal-Mart & SAM’S CLUB Foundation, due to the company’s logistic abilities and its inside Emergency Operations Center, have come to the rescue with water and other donated materials on a weekly basis over the last month assisting with bottled water donations in the heat-stricken Phoenix area last week and with donated materials to help the Florida panhandle communities in recovery of hurricane Dennis.