Wal-Mart As Hurricane Katrina bears down on the Gulf Coast states, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has announced a donation of $1 million to The Salvation Army to provide early support for upcoming disaster relief assistance.
Currently, The Salvation Army is preparing to serve 400,000 meals per day to victims and first responders. Meals are being loaded onto 72 mobile canteens and two 54-foot mobile kitchens. The mobile feeding units will be dispatched into the most affected areas by FEMA, and will be followed, based on response needs, by other units The Salvation Army has at its disposal - trucks called comfort stations where residents can attend to personal hygiene; portable shower units; emergency response command stations for officers to direct the response efforts; and other equipment as needed.
Wal-Mart is also encouraging the general public to donate to merge its relief efforts through its 3800 stores and clubs and through its web site.
The general public will find information and access linked to make credit card donations to help victims of Katrina.
You may also donate directly at a Wal-Mart store or the following links.
the Salvation Army
American Red Cross