Walmart announces campaign to raise and match funds for American Red Cross’s disaster relief

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September 3rd, 2021     Business


The southern U.S. took a serious hit Sunday from Hurricane Ida. The Gulf Coast, especially Southern Louisiana, is still digging out from the aftermath and doing so in many places without the benefit of power or communications services.

As our associates, customers, friends and family continue putting their lives back together, Walmart is launching a register campaign to support the American Red Cross at all Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs across the U.S. between September 2-8.

The company will match dollar-for-dollar customer donations up to $5 million through the close of business Wednesday, September 8. Customers and members will have the opportunity to donate any amount, or round-up their purchase to the nearest dollar with the change going to the American Red Cross to support communities impacted by hurricanes, floods and fires in 2021. That means these monies can also be allocated to assist with recent catastrophic events in your area.

The register campaign is in addition to the $5 million commitment for response efforts to Hurricane Ida announced Monday, for a total of up to $10 million from Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Sam’s Club to help with disaster relief and response.

Mississippi residents are some of the most generous, especially in times like these. Walmart and Sam’s Club are providing an easy way for customers to give back and we’re matching their efforts. We hope you’ll share this news with your readers and viewers as a way they can help their neighbors to the south and others recovering from natural disasters.

–BY: Andrea Morris, On behalf of Walmart

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