Walmart Sending $5 Million to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria Relief

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Walmart announced on Thursday that they have committed $5 million to Puerto Rico for relief after Hurricane Maria. 

According to Walmart, the total amount that they have pledged during the 2017 hurricane season is $35 million. 

“Our associates and friends in Puerto Rico are in significant need,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation and chief sustainability officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “We want to do all we can to help, not only with immediate hurricane assistance, but in the long term, knowing that there are many challenging days of recovery and rebuilding ahead.”

Walmart employs around 15,000 associates in Puerto Rico with their 45 retail facilities, including two distribution centers. 

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