The Walmart Foundation Grants $100,000 to The Salvation Army for Earthquake Relief in Puerto Rico

January 16, 2020
Joseph Cohen | joseph.cohen@usn.salvationarmy.org | (703) 299-5551

The Walmart Foundation Grants $100,000 to The Salvation Army for Earthquake Relief in Puerto Rico

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – (January 16, 2020) The Walmart Foundation has generously granted The Salvation Army $100,000 in support of earthquake response efforts in Puerto Rico. The Salvation Army expects to use the funds for food, hydration, and sanitation resources, as well as to provide logistics support on the island for the delivery of resources. 

Since 2017 the Walmart Foundation has provided more than $5.5 million to The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts throughout the United States. 

“We are grateful for the Walmart Foundation’s continued support of our disaster relief efforts,” said Lt. Colonel Ward Matthews, national spokesperson for The Salvation Army. “With an increase of natural disasters in recent years, the support of our partners and the public is key to our ability to meet the vast need of food, hydration, shelter, emotional and spiritual care, and so much more.”

The Salvation Army provided disaster services to more than 800,000 people in the United States in 2018, according to its most recent national annual report. A significant portion of its disaster services footprint in the last two years has been in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. The recent earthquakes are another challenge for communities still in recovery.

In Puerto Rico, The Salvation Army is also providing charging resources for cellphones, blankets and personal products. As with most disaster events, the public can make the greatest impact by giving monetarily:

·       Donate online at: HelpSalvationArmy.org

·       Donate by check: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3095, Harlan, IA 51593

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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