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Walmart, Sam’s Club commit $ 750,000 for Kentucky flooding relief efforts
Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have committed $750,000 in water, food and funding for relief efforts over Kentucky flooding.
In times of crisis, Walmart believes in stepping forward to help communities in need. And as it watched floodwaters rise in Kentucky, it knew it was again time to take action.
Hundreds of people – from its associates to community members who make its stores part of their daily routine – have lost their homes, lost power or lost access to clean water.
The company is working to make essential resources like showers and laundry available in its parking lots and supporting shelters.
Since last week, more than 20 Walmart trucks carrying water and essential supplies have arrived in some of the hardest-hit Kentucky communities. And there are more on the way.
With each delivery, Walmart drivers and supply chain operators are carrying relief to places like Store 1247 in Hazard, Kentucky, where the promise of clean water and a hot meal can help restore hope to people who have suffered unimaginable loss.
Mobile showers were also made available, and people could do their laundry thanks to P&G’s Tide Loads of Hope. Additionally, to help stave off the higher risk of diseases and bacterial infections like tetanus and hepatitis that occur after major flooding events,the company is offering vaccination events in four locations across the area.
Despite being impacted in the same ways as their neighbors, Walmart’s associates continue keeping local stores open and running, understanding they’re fulfilling a need that is perhaps more essential in times of disaster than any other.
At Store 693 in Jackson, Kentucky, associates are working to provide essential services and supplies to anyone needing them. Community members and associates alike are welcome to use any available services at their local Walmart stores – and are encouraged to share available amenities with friends and neighbors.
As part of the company’s commitment to serving the people and communities of Kentucky, Walmart is providing grants to several relief organizations with the power to help.