Walmart donates $400,000 to victims of mass shooting in El Paso


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Walmart is donating $400,000 to the Sun City in response to Saturday’s mass shooting at one of its stores in El Paso.

Walmart announced $400,000 in direct cash grants to help address the needs of the victims, their families and the border community. The money will be donated to the El Paso Community Foundation’s Victims’ Fund and Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s El Paso Victims Relief Fund. Walmart also said it is working closely with local officials and government entities to help meet the needs of those affected.

“Our hearts ache for El Pasoans,” Greg Foran, president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., said in a release. “As we work on helping our associates through this tragedy, we also want to help ensure the community has the resources it needs … during this difficult time. We want to support the people of El Paso every step of the way.”

In addition to the commitments to the two foundations, Sam’s Club has donated food and water to the local family at the reunification center and three area hospitals. Walmart is also providing support for its associates through its Resources for Living program to ensure they have what they need at this difficult time.

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