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Walmart doubles flood relief commitment bringing support to $1 million

Posted: 12:56 PM, Jun 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-03 17:56:45Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The March floods wiped out many parts of the state. There has been more rain and then some, increasing the likelihood for even more flooding. As a result, Walmart and Sam's Club have doubled the support provided so far this spring, bring their total to $1 million.

The flooding is expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South this week.

This latest announcement builds off three previous commitments in March, May, and just as early as last week. The original total started at $150,000 dollars, and has built up since then. The states needing support include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

This new relief will provide $350,000 in cash grants to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Save the Children. $150,000 in product donations will also be given to organizations actively engaged in responding to impacted communities.

Walmart is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected. In just the past two years, Walmart has given nearly $50 million in cash, water, food, and other products to victims of hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. During the same time period, the company raised $44 million in donations from customers to support hurricane relief.