Supporting Our Communities
Whether the disaster is an earthquake, fire, flood, tornado or hurricane, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are first in line to lend a helping hand to the communities we serve. Working collaboratively with the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are able to provide life-sustaining items and much needed peace of mind to those in need of assistance. We’re proud to support disaster relief efforts in communities around the world.
Walmart store managers are empowered by the company to assist emergency responders in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Often times, Walmart stores will provide emergency merchandise needs specific to the needs of the response. Such examples include bottled water for first responders, office supplies for command posts, flashlights and batteries for search and rescue crews.
Walmart also provides cash and in-kind donations to our disaster relief partners, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Shelter supply in-kind donations often include water, grab and go snacks, personal hygiene products, blankets, board games, etc.