Walmart Stores Reopen to Serve Customers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--()--Walmart stores are once again open and serving customers in the Gulf region following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. The company has reopened all stores within the Gulf region with the exception of five stores along the coast where the storm made landfall.

Walmart continues to accelerate deliveries of water and emergency supplies to the stores throughout the region, with a focus on bread, milk and dairy products, cleaning supplies, pet food, diapers, baby formula, hand sanitizer, clothing essentials like socks and underwear, pillows and towels.

Walmart has currently shipped 1,219 truckloads to the impacted areas, including over 961 truckloads of water.

Walmart is supporting sheltering operations in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Shreveport, La., and Alexandria, La. The company has made pharmacy services available on-site in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas and is serving eight other shelters in the Dallas area, Houston area, Austin and Alexandria, by providing prescription related counseling at no cost to evacuees. In addition, 30x60 pop up donation centers have been set up in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas that are providing free merchandise and supplies to evacuees.

On Wednesday, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation committed up to $20 million in support of relief efforts. Customers and associates who gave generously allowed Walmart to meet its 2-to-1 matching goal in under 36 hours. The campaign to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey continues through Sept. 6, 2017. Donations can still be made to the American Red Cross at registers in Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs or on http://walmart.com and samsclub.com. Donations in the amount of $10 can also be made via wireless carrier by texting WALMART to 90999.

Contacts

Walmart Press Office
Charles Crowson, 800-331-0085
http://corporate.walmart.com/contact-us/contact-media-relations

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