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."