By Tony Rogers, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Officer
Our members are at the heart of everything that we do because of everything they do – and that’s especially true for our small business members who serve communities across America. Unfortunately, many small business owners are in duress due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, over 90% of small businesses have been negatively impacted.
By Donna Morris, EVP and Chief People Officer, Walmart
Walmart is committed to helping our fellow Americans seeking work, while serving our customers during this unprecedented time. We recently committed to hiring more than 150,000 new associates by the end of May. Since then, we’ve had over 1 million applicants, hiring an average of 5,000 people per day.
Grants totaling $3 million for CodePath.org will triple campus locations offering industry-informed computer science curriculum, and support 7,000 diverse students pursuing technology careers
NEW YORK, November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies today announced a collective $3 million investment to deliver industry-informed computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses nationwide, and support women and students of color studying and pursuing careers in technology.
Donations will go to assist organizations leading relief efforts in the U.S. and the Bahamas
BENTONVILLE, Ark., September 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina, South Carolina and the Bahamas, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.org are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations for relief and recovery.
By Russell Shaffer, Director – Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart
When I was 10 years old, my parents took me to an optometrist for a routine eye exam. As a third grader, I thought the worst thing that could happen would be that I might get picked on if I wore glasses.
I did get a prescription for glasses that day. I also received some news that would dramatically change the rest of my life.
The doctor diagnosed me with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic eye disease that results in progressive loss of sight and eventual blindness. After a trip to Boston to visit a specialist, the diagnosis was confirmed.
The companies have opened, on average, one new EV charging station every three days over the last 11 months
RESTON, Va. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 — Electrify America and Walmart announced today that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the U.S. Building upon the original commitment set forth in April 2018, the companies are planning to expand the relationship in the coming years with additional Electrify America charging stations located at Walmart stores across the country.
BANGKOK, Thailand, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — International Justice Mission (IJM), the world’s largest international anti-slavery organization, has announced its third grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation to continue addressing human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, in the Thai fishing industry.
With flooding predicted to worsen in various states during the coming week, additional funds committed to support increased relief needs
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With rain and flooding continuing and expected to worsen across much of the Midwest and South, and communities in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Texas still experiencing ongoing relief needs due to the recent outbreak of tornados, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to double the support provided so far this spring, bringing the total commitment to $1 million.
New $150,000 commitment includes cash and in-kind product donations to assist organizations providing relief services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In response to the record floods and tornados that have continued to impact Midwestern and Southern states this spring, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart.org have committed to provide an additional $150,000 in support through cash and product donations. This builds on earlier commitments in March and early May and brings the total support committed to $500,000.
By Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer, Walmart
A lot of times when you think about Walmart, you think about how big it is, right? We have 4,700 stores in the U.S. alone. But, if you take a minute to think about it, what’s unique about Walmart is that we have a physical presence in local communities. You walk into one of our stores, and you see your neighbors.