Wal-Mart Foundation lends aid to disaster relief in Southern India
In a generous show of corporate responsibility, the Wal-Mart Foundation has announced a donation of $125,000 in disaster relief for people affected by recent flooding in southern India.
October 19, 2009 | comments ( 0 ) |
In a generous show of corporate responsibility, the Wal-Mart Foundation has announced a donation of $125,000 in disaster relief for people affected by recent flooding in southern India. This donation to CARE will assist in implementing immediate relief activities for approximately 25,000 flood survivors in the areas of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rains and flooding in southern India have impacted more than 2 million people, resulting in approximately 300 deaths. The Wal-Mart Foundation has also announced a donation of $350,000 in disaster relief for people impacted by recent droughts in Guatemala and natural disasters in Southeast Asia. In 2008, the Wal-Mart Foundation donated $300,000 to World Vision to assist with flood relief efforts in Brazil, $1 million to the Red Cross Society of China for areas impacted by snowstorms in southern China.
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