This announcement builds upon $2.2 million committed today by Walmart
de México y Centroamérica to assist organizations leading
earthquake relief efforts.
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to the recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, the
Walmart Foundation has committed $565,000 (10 million pesos) to help
organizations providing immediate recovery and relief. This commitment
builds upon to the $2.2 million (40 million pesos) commitment of cash
and 300 tons of product donations made by Walmart de México y
Centroamérica to assist those in need.
“Our thoughts are with the people of Mexico City in the aftermath of
this devastating earthquake,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the
Walmart Foundation. “We hope our support will help further the immediate
response and relief efforts, and stand as a gesture of solidarity with
our fellow associates, customers and friends in Mexico as they continue
In addition to the commitment by the Walmart Foundation, Walmart Mexico
is working closely with organizations immediately responding, while
coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to
help meet the needs of those affected. Walmart Mexico is supporting
these organizations in addressing immediate needs in the community and
will continue to monitor in the coming days to provide additional
Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disasters,
helping communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies,
such as food and water, home and personal products. Since 2005, Walmart
and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million in cash
and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers
and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28
countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017
revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million
associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
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About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart
Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day.
Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.4 million
associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn,
employ millions of people. Our philanthropy helps people live better by
supporting upward job mobility and economic development for the retail
workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more
sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where
Walmart operates and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it
is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2
billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic
Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women
in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central
America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to
tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to
inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about
Walmart’s giving, visit http://www.foundation.walmart.com.
Walmart Media Relations
Aaron Mullins, 1-800-331-0085