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Walmart gives $20M to Hurricane Harvey relief

Walmart has committed up to $20 million in support for relief efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact on the Gulf region.

The chain retailer and the Walmart Foundation will give $10 million in support of American Red Cross shelters and $2 million in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

“In the midst of the worst storm this region has ever seen, it is wonderful to see corporate partners such as Walmart step up and help Houstonians,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “We are rebuilding and with these funds we will be able to help Houstonians return to normality. I would like to thank Walmart President and CEO, Doug McMillon for his generosity and challenge others to join in this effort.”

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Walmart is also 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.

“Our Texas family of customers and associates are experiencing devastating impact from this storm,” said Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart. “We are on the ground to help our friends and neighbors in the Gulf region, and we’ll continue to be in the tough days, weeks, and months ahead.”

Texas has nearly 600 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs serving millions of customers and employing more than 169,000 associates. Approximately 45 stores in affected counties have been reopened.

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