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Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $500,000 for California Wildfire Relief

November 12, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $500,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

“As the wildfires continue to spread through California our hearts go out to each and every person impacted,” said Julie Gehrki vice president, programs for Walmart. “We’re proud to support the heroic efforts of first responders and will continue to help with relief efforts, working with non-profits, local officials and governmental organizations to identify needs and provide additional support.”

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. In addition to last year’s hurricane response of more than $38 million, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million since 2005 in cash and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.

About Walmart

Walmart 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, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 65 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting  http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at  http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at  http://twitter.com/walmart.

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 2.3 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.

To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit  http://giving.walmart.com/foundation.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ARKANSAS CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DISCOUNT/VARIETY PHILANTHROPY RETAIL SUPERMARKET OTHER RETAIL FOUNDATION FUND RAISING

SOURCE: Walmart Inc.

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