UPDATE: Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org pledge more money to help flooded areas.
Lindsay Wallace with Mitchell Communications Group issued a news release stating that Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org has pledged another $150,000 to areas impacted by floods, including the River Valley, which is experiencing historic Arkansas River flood levels.
Wallace released the following statement to KNWA:
“Earlier today, and in response to the record floods and tornados that have continued to impact Midwestern and Southern states this spring, it was announced that Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $150,000 in support through cash and product donations. This builds on earlier commitments in March and early May and brings total support committed to $500,000. These funds support relief efforts in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas, with Indiana and Ohio added in this latest commitment.“
In response to the floods and tornados that have continued to impact Midwestern and southern states, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to providing an additional $200,000 in support through cash and product donations.
The commitment comes after $150,000 made in March.
Walmart.org represents the combined philanthropic efforts of both Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
The commitment includes up to $50,000 in product donations and $150,000 in grants to organizations actively engaged in responding to impacted communities such as Salvation Army Central and Southern Territories. As part of this commitment, Walmart is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.
The impact of these tornados and historic floods continues to affect associates, customers and communities across the Midwest and South.