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Walmart and Sam's Club Announce Customer Campaign to Assist with 2018 U.S. Hurricane Relief


Walmart will match customer donations two-to-one up to $5 million for
a total of $7.5 million

With a catastrophic storm, flooding and power outages hitting the
Eastern Seaboard, Walmart and Sam's Club are launching a customer
campaign to assist impacted communities with hurricane relief. As part
of the Walmart 2018 Relief Fund at Foundation, Walmart will match
customer donations two-to-one with cash donations up to $5 million for
disaster response and recovery.

"Our associates and friends have been significantly impacted by this
devastating storm," said Dan Bartlett, executive vice president of
corporate affairs for Walmart Inc. "We've seen over the years that our
customers all across the country stand ready to help their fellow
citizens when mother nature hits. So we're proud to provide a way to
support their generosity during this great time of need."

Starting Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, customers will be able to donate
and at Walmart and Sam's Club registers. Amounts donated to
the Walmart 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund at Foundation For The Carolinas
will support organizations helping with local relief efforts including
supporting shelter, food, comfort and emergency assistance for those in
need. Walmart's matching commitment is in addition to $500,000 of
in-kind donations that Walmart has already committed for immediate

  • The company's first priority is the safety of associates. Walmart and
    Sam's Club work to take care of associates and their families by
    communicating with store and club location management teams, reminding
    associates of emergency procedures and what to do during and after the
  • The company is providing support to associates who have been impacted
    with disaster-support assistance, setting up support centers in the
    impacted areas, providing hot meals to families and proactively
    calling associates to conduct wellness checks.
  • Providing prescriptions and immunizations to customers during and
    after this emergency through Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies, which
    will be open as long as conditions are safe for customers and
    associates. In addition, a mobile pharmacy unit has been deployed to
    the impacted area and is ready to serve those affected by providing
    prescriptions, immunizations and general resources for those impacted.
  • The company is working with suppliers to help stores and clubs stay in
    stock. Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs will be prepared to open up as
    soon as possible so they can support communities in the affected area,
    and company pharmacies will also work with patients who might be
    displaced or have previously received prescriptions from another
  • Centralizing relief efforts through the Walmart Emergency Operations
    Center (EOC) which operates 24 hours a day tracking storm impacts and
    supporting associates' needs and well-being. The EOC also facilitates
    store recovery, and is supporting community relief efforts in the
    impacted regions.
  • Activating emergency support teams dedicated to helping stores and
    club locations during critical events such as this one and providing
    subject-matter experts in logistics and emergency management to assist
    local emergency operations centers.

Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disasters,
helping communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies,
such as food and water, home and personal products. In addition to last
year's hurricane response of more than $38 million, Walmart and the
Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million since 2005 in cash
and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.

Customer Campaign Details

During the campaign, customers can donate to the Walmart 2018 Hurricane
Relief Fund at registers in Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs or on and
For each $1 donated from September 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018,
Walmart will contribute $2, up to $5M, to the Walmart 2018 Hurricane
Relief Fund at the Foundation for the Carolina. This will fund efforts
to prepare for, respond to and recover from Hurricane Florence and any
other hurricanes that impact the U.S. and its territories this year.

About Walmart

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better - anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and
through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27
countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of
$500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide.
Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about
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About Philanthropy at Walmart

By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day.
Walmart has stores in 27 countries, employing more than 2.2 million
associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn,
employ millions of people. Our philanthropy helps people live better by
supporting upward job mobility and economic development for the retail
workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more
sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where
Walmart operates and inspiring our associates to give back. To learn
more about Walmart's giving, visit

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