Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts in response to the severe weather impacting the Gulf region. This includes $10 million focused on support of American Red Cross shelters and $2 million in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.
To help those in need, Walmart is launching a customer campaign with the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. As part of the customer campaign, Walmart is matching customer donations two to one with cash and product donations of up to $10 million to support American Red Cross disaster relief.
Customer Campaign Details
– Tampa Bay area customers can donate any amount to the American Red Cross at registers in Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs.
– Tampa Bay area customers can donate any amount to the American Red Cross on Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.
– Tampa Bay area customers also have the option to donate $10 via their wireless carrier by texting WALMART to 90999.*
“The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf Region and the countless acts of kindness and selflessness that have happened in response have touched the hearts of people across the country,” said Elise Vasquez-Warner, Walmart Vice President and Regional General Manager in Central Florida. “Customers who want to join us in providing support can do so by contributing at the cash register, online, or by text and we’ll make their contribution more impactful by matching it.”
For every $1 donated, Walmart will contribute $2 worth of cash or, at Walmart’s option, needed product to the American Red Cross, up to $10 million. Walmart’s product contributions will be valued at Walmart’s cost.
The campaign will run from August 31, 2017 through September 6, 2017.