The Thomas fire in Ventura County has burned thousands of acres and hundreds of structures as it continues to burn, including some guest worker houses owned by Limoneira Co. near Santa Paula, Calif. Walmart's has committed up to $250,000 for relief efforts, including funding for grants to the America Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Photo Courtesy Limoneira
Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart Inc. and the Walmart Foundation have committed up to $250,000 for relief efforts for the California wildfires.
The amount includes nonprofit grants to the America Red Cross and Salvation Army to support their activities as well as in-kind donations to support first responders, according to a news release.
“We are saddened by the devastation caused by the wildfires and the impact to our associates and the communities we serve,” Julie Gehrki, Walmart’s vice president, programs, said in the release. “This has been an unprecedented year for disasters around the U.S., and we remain committed to support relief efforts to help them through this difficult time.”
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation this year have donated more than $35 million to disaster relief efforts, according to the release.