Walmart Pledges $250,000 towards Tornado and Flood Relief Efforts

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 1, 2014 – Walmart 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.  Walmart is committed to the communities we serve and we are working on several ways to support those in need.”

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are working closely 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.

About Philanthropy at Walmart 
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to helping people live better through philanthropic efforts. By operating globally and giving back locally, Walmart is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the communities it serves and make a significant social impact within its core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Career Opportunity and Women’s Economic Empowerment. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are leading the fight against hunger in the United States with a $2 billion commitment through 2015. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than 1 billion meals to those in need across the country. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit  foundation.walmart.com.