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Walmart, Sam's Club commit up to $1M in winter storm relief

Posted at 10:55 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 11:55:25-05

Walmart, the Walmart Foundation, and Sam's Club are committing up to $1 million in cash and in-kind product donations to help with response efforts in several states following this week's winter weather.

Funds will support Feeding Texas' emergency response efforts in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, the Rio Grande Valley and other areas across the state. Additionally, funds will support response efforts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

"Hundreds of thousands of Texans are going to turn to food banks in the days and weeks to come, on top of the millions already struggling to feed their families during the pandemic," said Celia Cole, CEO of Feeding Texas. "We are grateful for the Walmart Foundation's incredible generosity during these challenging times. This donation will help Texas food banks keep their communities nourished and resilient through this crisis."

Walmart is also monitoring the weather across the country and is supporting associates in the field. It's also dedicated emergency support teams to help stores get much needed supplies and products in stock and on shelves as quickly as possible.

"This extreme winter weather is leaving our associates, customers and communities without heat, water and electricity, the basic services we all depend on every day," said Dan Bartlett, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart Inc. "We gladly leverage our resources to help these hard-hit communities, and we stand with Texas and all those affected."

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