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Retailers Support U.S. Storm Relief Efforts

New York – Retailers
including Walmart and Best Buy have contributed to relief efforts in storm-ravaged
sections of the country.

Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation said they are committing $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to
support emergency relief efforts following the recent Southeast storms, Midwest
floods and Texas wildfires. “Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted
by the storms, tornados, floods and fires that have devastated many communities
across the country, said Rosalind Brewer, executive VP, Walmart East, Walmart
U.S. “We have been in touch with emergency responders and are making sure
essential items like food and water are available to those in distress.”

Best Buy has made a
$100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief,
recovery and restoration efforts in affected communities across several Southern
states. “The heartfelt thoughts and prayers of Best Buy employees across the
country go out to the residents affected by the devastating storms in the
Southeast,” said Paula Prahl, senior VP for communications, public affairs and
corporate responsibility. “Our donation is made with the recognition that the
American Red Cross is well suited to ensure the safety and recovery of those
impacted and will assist in rebuilding these communities.”