- Aid will cover basic needs of more than 200,000 people for a few days
- Walmart Mexico Foundation donates 100 tons of food and products to the Mexican Red Cross to assist victims of devastating flooding
- Also matches the 200 tons of donations given by customers at 887 stores throughout Mexico
México City, Sept. 26th, 2013 - The Walmart de México Foundation has provided 500 tons of food and products to the Mexican Red Cross to distribute to the families affected by torrential rains and flooding in Mexico. The aid will cover the basic needs of more than 200,000 people for a few days.
In addition to an initial 100-ton donation, the Walmart de México Foundation has committed to match every kilo donated by customers, through its Kilo per Kilo campaign. All food and products are delivered to the Red Cross to be distributed to the thousands of families that have lost homes and crops in rural areas and cities along the coasts of the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico.
Walmart de México and Central America stores (Bodega Aurrera, Sam’s Club, Superama and Walmart) will continue to receive in-kind donations through the Kilo per Kilo campaign.Aid Required
Walmart de México y Centroamérica
Walmart de México y Centroamérica is a company of the retail sector whose vision is contributing towards improving the quality of life for families in Mexico and Central America. It serves millions of customers in six countries where it operates: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. It has a wide array of business formats including discount self-service stores (Bodega Aurrera Express, Despensa Familiar and Pali), supermarkets (Superama, Supertienda Paiz, La Despensa de Don Juan, La Unión and Masxmenos), warehouses (Bodega Aurrera, Mi Bodega Aurrerá y Maxi Bodega), hypermarts (Walmart), membership warehouse clubs (Sam´s Club and ClubCo), apparel stores (Suburbia) and restaurants (Vips, el Portón and Ragazzi) that amounted 3,104 units at September 4, 2013. In 2012 Walmart de México y Centroamérica reported sales over 418 billion pesos. http://www.walmartmexico.com.mx. Facebook (Walmart de México y Centroamérica) and Twitter (@WalmartMXyCAM).