Atlanta, Georgia (September 1, 2021) – The Walmart Foundation bestowed an exceptionally generous gift to The Salvation Army, leading the way in the mission to reach survivors of Hurricane Ida, particularly in Southern Louisiana. Through the help of a gift of $750,000 from the Walmart Foundation, The Salvation Army will be further quipped to tackle the daunting task of providing meals to hundreds of thousands of individuals displaced and impacted by Hurricane Ida.
“Walmart stands with all those affected by Hurricane Ida, and we are working closely with partners to provide much needed items like water and food to impacted communities,” said Julie Gehrki, vice president of philanthropy at Walmart. “We are grateful for partners like The Salvation Army, which is positioned to quickly to provide essential, life-sustaining support for communities.”
“The Salvation Army will continue to meet needs wherever they exist,” said Major Mark Harwell, territorial community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “We could not do what we do without the generosity of partners, like the Walmart Foundation, who go above and beyond to support The Salvation Army.”
Survivors of Hurricane Ida continue to face extreme temperatures, the absence of electricity, and limited potable water in the region. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring comfort, safety and supplies to the local community while fulfilling its mission to meet human need without discrimination.
The best way to support the disaster work of The Salvation Army is by making a financial donation at helpsalvationarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
For the latest information, please go to disaster.salvationarmy.org and watch for regular updates on our social media pages at facebook.com/salarmyeds and twitter.com/salarmyeds To access photo and video resources related to The Salvation Army Hurricane Ida relief efforts please go to disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/ussresources