Walmart pitches in to help hurricane victims

Walmart announced it is donating $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas.

Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company’s Sam’s Club is also helping with contributions for relief and recovery.

The commitment will support organizations that are helping meet the needs of those affected by Hurricane Dorian and are actively engaged in responding to impacted communities in both the U.S. and the Bahamas, like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. As part of this commitment, Walmart is also working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

“Our customers and associates in North and South Carolina have experienced the impacts of this storm, and our hearts go out to the people of the Bahamas and the devastation they are facing there,” Julie Gehrki, vice president, philanthropy at Walmart, said.