21 November 2013

[211113.EN.BIZ] Walmart Donates US$1 Million To Help Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

WALMART and the Walmart Foundation are committing US$1 million to support the emergency relief efforts of the Red Cross and Save the Children to help victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

In addition to the $1 million donation, Walmart has set up online websites for its US customers and associates to make personal contributions to the relief efforts in the Philippines through the Red Cross.

"With devastation of this scale we wanted to quickly mobilise our resources to help those in need and Walmart has the ability to do that," said Walmart Foundation president Kathleen Mclaughlin.

"Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation in the Philippines, including our customers and associates across the world who have ties to the country," she said.

Said Walmart Asia CEO Scott Price: "Both the Red Cross and Save the Children are providing relief for immediate needs such as nutritious food, medical supplies and health care. Additionally, Save the Children will set up Child Friendly Spaces to help children cope with trauma and fear in the wake of this devastating storm."

Source : HKSG.

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